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DRIVING THE FUTURE OF MOBILITY

The University of Michigan’s TechLab at Mcity is an incubator for early-stage mobility companies in the connected and autonomous vehicle industry. The incubator places a heavy emphasis on student learning by matching emerging transportation startups with students interested in applying classroom learning to practical technology development. As a part of the incubator program, companies receive access to student interns, U-M experts, and resources including
the Mcity Test Facilty–a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art mobility research and urban test facility on U-M’s North Campus.

TechLab is managed by U-M Center for Entrepreneurship, in partnership with Mcity.

FOR STUDENTS

ENTR 390.013  Overview

Students enrolled in the TechLab Independent Study class will be participating in sponsor company projects that advance their technology development. Each student team, divided by sponsoring company, will be responsible for accomplishing an open-ended project (assigned by the company), and gain experience in developing cutting edge technology at an early stage startup.

The core rationale for the TechLab initiative is to provide students with a hands-on learning experience working with applied science in the process of progressing from the lab to full commercialization. This independent study provides a unique opportunity to not only explore coursework outside of a dedicated CoE program but also have direct contact and to work alongside peers, colleagues, and faculty across multiple disciplines.

Application

The Fall 2017 application is closed. We will begin accepting applications in early November. 

FOR COMPANIES

Cohort Information

As an incubator for early-stage development of autonomous and connected mobility technologies, TechLab is a learning opportunity for our engineering students that is uniquely available at U-M thanks to the commitment of faculty and the unparalleled resources at Mcity. We believe in this model of applied learning as a key driver for innovation, especially as it relates to the mobility industry. Your support and strong mentorship is crucial to the program’s success.

As a part of the TechLab program, companies receive access to expert mentorship, the nation’s leading test facilities and invaluable connections in the region that is driving a revolution toward mainstream connected and driverless transportation.

Application

The Fall application is closed. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor companies for future semesters, please email techlab-mcity@umich.edu.

2017 SPONSOR COMPANIES
CARMERA

CARMERA

New York City, NY

Zendrive

Zendrive

San Francisco, CA

PolySync

PolySync

Portland, OR

RightHook

RightHook

San Francisco, CA

Tome

Tome

Detroit, MI