University of Michigan

  • College Campuses Are The New Test Facilities For Emerging Technology Crunch Network

    College Campuses Are The New Test Facilities For Emerging Technology

    College campuses have long been sites of innovation and technology. Housing superior research and development facilities, a plethora of advisory resources and brilliant thinkers, higher-ed institutions are natural hubs for creating next-gen systems. But while universities are traditionally credited with tech invention, they are less celebrated for tech adoption — which is arguably just… Read More

  • Yaytop Helps You Phone-A-Friend Before You Post A Pic To Instagram

    Yaytop Helps You Phone-A-Friend Before You Post A Pic To Instagram

    Last Spring, University of Michigan students Niko Natsis and Aaron Nussbaum noticed that some of their friends and siblings would send their pictures to each other on iMessage in order to give edits that would do better on social networks. The pair decided to build Yaytop, an app that lets you quickly ping friends for help with edits before you post to Instagram or Facebook. Read More

  • Dyson Invests $15M In Michigan Battery Tech Firm Sakti3

    Dyson Invests $15M In Michigan Battery Tech Firm Sakti3

    Batteries are often still the main limiting factor when it comes to most electronic devices we use every day, and that includes electric vehicles. That’s why Dyson has invested $15 million into Sakti3, a Michigan-based firm that is developing a solid state battery tech that theoretically has much higher energy density (power per inch, essentially) than the current, liquid-based Lithium… Read More

  • Michigan Is Building A Fake City To Put Automated Vehicles In Real-World Situations

    Michigan Is Building A Fake City To Put Automated Vehicles In Real-World Situations

    With all the talk surrounding Google’s self-driving cars — as cute as they are — questions still remain. For one, how will these automated vehicles handle unexpected road conditions, traffic signals, or law-ignoring pedestrians? Just like us, the University of Michigan’s Engineering College is hungry for answers, which is why the organization has plans to build out… Read More

  • Ambiq Micro Closes $2.4 Million Seed Round For Efficient Micro-controllers

    DFJ Mercury led a seed investment round of $2.4 million in Ambiq Micro, the companies announced today. Ambiq has designed and manufactures durable, highly efficient micro-controllers that can be used in everything from smoke and temperature sensors in smart buildings, to smart credit cards and smart phones. The company was founded at the University of Michigan by Dennis Sylvester and David… Read More