Fast Forward Medical Innovation is the front door for cutting-edge biomedical research at the University of Michigan Medical School and around the world.
We offer researchers a variety of funding opportunities and valuable mentorship support as they navigate the path to successful commercialization and positive patient impact.
- Frankel Innovation Initiative is a $20 million fund supporting the research and development of life-saving therapies
- MTRAC Innovation Hub for Life Sciences , co-managed by Innovation Partnerships and Fast Forward Medical Innovation, offers early-stage Kickstart and mid-stage MTRAC funding
- U-M Therapeutic Innovation Fund supports the discovery and optimization of small molecule lead compounds
- Personalized idea consultations, including connecting you with possible sources of funding and support