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.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: 

The Fast Forward Medical Innovation team put together a list of resources for planning and advancing your biomedical research project while you’re not physically in the lab. You’ll find instructional videos on commercialization concepts and industry interaction tips, funding opportunities, and links to websites that can help you continue to move your research project down the commercialization pathway. CLICK HERE to view the page.

We are currently working from home, in alignment with the University of Michigan’s policy encouraging telecommuting. We will continue to shepherd the biomedical research enterprise’s business development, commercialization, and innovation education needs remotely, so you should not experience any disruption in the services we provide, but we encourage you to contact us via email with any concerns. CLICK HERE for the staff directory that includes emails and phone numbers, or contact us at ffmioffice@umich.edu.

Updates regarding the latest news and developments on the COVID-19 situation will continue to be posted on the Medical School Office of Research website.

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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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