Jane Sugiyama

Marketing Specialist, Technology Acceleration Programs

janesugi@umich.edu

Bio: Jane is the Marketing Specialist for the U-M Center for Entrepreneurship’s Technology Acceleration Programs, which include the National Science Foundation’s Midwest Innovation Corps (I-Corps) Node, the Michigan Translational Research & Commercialization (MTRAC) Advanced Transportation Innovation Hub, and the Monroe-Brown Biomedical Seed Fund. Prior to her role as Marketing Specialist, she worked with various partners throughout the Midwest region, and directly supported faculty and researchers looking to turn their inventive technology solutions into a commercial opportunity.

In addition to her role at CFE, she assists with digital marketing at U-M’s Mcitya public-private partnership led by U-M to accelerate advanced mobility vehicles and technologies.

In 2015, Jane assisted in launching TechLab at Mcity–an incubator for automated and connected vehicle-enabling technology. As the brand and program manager, she is responsible for leading the marketing and communcations efforts and fostering partnerships within the nation’s connected and autonomous vehicle industry.

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.