The Office of Technology Transfer's TechStart program provides internships to graduate students from various programs including the Business School, Engineering, Medicine, Law, and Information Technologies. The program requires a full-time commitment from mid-May through mid-August.
In this program, approximately one dozen students work in small, multi-disciplinary teams on UM technology transfer projects, with input from the Tech Transfer staff, faculty inventors and industry mentors. TechStart has its own office space and has committed funding from U-M Tech Transfer and the Business School's Zell-Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies. The program is headed by Mark Maynard, U-M Tech Transfer Marketing Manager.
Degree - Graduate level
Area of Study - Business Administration, Engineering, Information Science, Law, Life Sciences, Medicine, and others
International students - Are eligible to work full-time and part-time under immigration rules. Certain paperwork is required.
Interest in entrepreneurship and technology commercialization
Willingness to share expertise and learn from others
Benefits to Students
Direct participation in U-M Tech Transfer activities
Stimulating project assignments in new technology and business operations
Association with venture and entrepreneur communities of Ann Arbor