Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

  1. U-M delivers record 21 startups in FY2018

    U-M researchers reported a 10-percent rise in new inventions with 484 for the fiscal year that ended June 30.

  2. Self-awareness class inspires new app

    U-M grads’ new intention-tracking app will mesh with Amazon’s Alexa to nudge people toward goals, desires. Its tentative name? Iris.

  3. Getting smart about opioids

    Alumni entrepreneurs create iKeyp, a “smart safe” for meds that promises security, deterrence, and adherence.

  4. SkySpecs: A 10-year overnight success

    Alumni startup takes off in the drone space with an autonomous solution for inspecting wind turbines.

  5. There's no taste like home

    As beer drinkers in Bangalore embrace new microbrews, Arbor Brewing Company India serves up the suds.

  6. It's all in your head

    Forget the fiction, this is pure science fact! U-M startup Neurable has developed a system that can detect brain wave activity and turn it into action.

  7. The kitchen is open

    “Kitchen sisters” Niki Serras, BA ’06, and Alisha Serras, MSW ’06, grew up in their father’s Main Street restaurants. Who better to trust with your kitchen redesign?

  8. Zell pledges $60 million to U-M

    Gift will extend entrepreneurial programs at the Ross School, and create a new fund for student business ventures.

  9. Made in Vietnam

    Artisanal chocolate maker Vincent Mourou, BS ’94, knows the sweet smell of success. And it’s coming from the cacao farms of Vietnam.