Funding & Mentorship

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
  • Personalized idea consultations, including connecting you with possible sources of funding and support


Have questions about biomedical innovation at the University of Michigan? Contact Bradley Martin, Ph.D., Director, Fast Forward Medical Innovation, at or 734-936-8577.