Jane Sugiyama

Technology Acceleration Program Coordinator

janesugi@umich.edu

Bio: Jane is the coordinator for the Innovation Corps (I-Corps), Michigan Translational Research & Commercialization (MTRAC) Transportation, and TechLab at Mcity program. As a teaching assistant for the I-Corps program, she trains and works with various partners throughout the Midwest region, and directly supports faculty and researcher projects looking to turn their technology into a commercial opportunity. She also provides support to the MTRAC program which fosters the growth of innovative, high-potential technologies that solve the big problems facing the transportation industry. In 2015, Jane assisted in launching TechLab at Mcity – an incubator that matches early-stage technology companies with top-tier student talent to drive the future of autonomous and connected vehicles.

Jane graduated with a B.A. in Communication and Media Studies from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Previously, she worked for the Alumni Association of the University of Michigan and FOX 47 News.