Fast Forward Medical Innovation is the front door to biomedical commercialization at the University of Michigan and across the state of Michigan.
Biomedical Innovation Lives Here
We are part of the broader U-M entrepreneurial ecosystem, working with our campus partners to create a robust network of resources for our researchers. We offer funding, education, and industry partnerships at all levels, igniting biomedical innovation in Michigan and beyond. We are at the forefront of developing new drugs and technologies that are improving the lives of patients and their families.

Fast Forward Medical Innovation offers resources and support to world-class biomedical researchers at the University of Michigan, and across the state. Our groundbreaking funding programs, dynamic educational offerings, and deep industry connections help biomedical researchers navigate the road to successful innovation and commercialization, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting human health. LEARN MORE from our director about the University of Michigan’s visionary integrated approach to biomedical innovation.

Are you a researcher with an innovative idea that could impact health?
Schedule an IDEA CONSULTATION.

Join Fast Forward Medical Innovation for Idea to Impact – a series of live, á la carte webinars intended to educate and connect life science researchers and academic innovators interested in the commercialization of academic research. 

The series will outline the significance and critical milestones of developing novel therapeutics, medical devices, diagnostics, and digital health innovations, as well as essential collaborations with industry partners to translate a research-based idea into a product of impact. 

CLICK HERE to see a list of upcoming webinars. 

IMPACT

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MTRAC Follow-On Funding

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Education Participants

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Industry Funding

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Invention Reports

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WHAT WE OFFER

Commercialization Education

Dynamic educational resources for biomedical innovators to nurture entrepreneurship and groundbreaking research.

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Funding & Mentorship

Funding and mentorship for cutting-edge biomedical research, with the ultimate goal of positively impacting human health.

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Michigan Biomedical Venture Fund

Investments in biomedical startup companies with U-M licensed IP in the domain of therapeutics, devices, diagnostics, or health IT.

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Business Development

Business catalyst, building successful relationships between U-M biomedical researchers and corporate partners and foundations.

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INDUSTRY PARTNERS

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INNOVATION PORTFOLIO

We are the biomedical INNOVATION HUB for the entire state of Michigan. Click here to view our entire PORTFOLIO of cutting-edge technologies and therapeutics.

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