U of M recognizes inventors

March 12, 2012

MHTA – Researchers who were awarded a patent or whose technology was licensed during the past fiscal year were recognized at an event hosted by the Office of the Vice President for Research. A total of 134 inventors representing 13 colleges from across the university were honored. Their efforts generated 65 patents and 74 license agreements in fiscal 2011, including the launch of nine startup companies — the most in the university’s history.

Over the past five years, inventions by university researchers have brought more than $341 million in revenue into the state and helped fund numerous initiatives across the university, including fellowships for graduate students, critical research infrastructure and major equipment needs, development investments for university technologies, and funding for additional research.


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