Tech Transfer Career Achievement Awarded to Ken Wise

Ken Wise with Tech Transfer Group
David C. Munson, Jr. (Dean of the College of Engineering), Ken Wise, Rick Snyder (CEO of Ardesta), Ken Nisbet (Executive Director of U-M Tech Transfer), Steven Forrest (U-M VP for Research)

During the University of Michigan's 10th annual Celebrate Invention event held on September 29, 2010, Prof. Ken Wise (pictured second from left) was presented the Technology Transfer Career Achievement Award. Wise, the retiring Director of the NSF ERC for Integrated Wireless MicroSystems (WIMS), has co-founded or mentored over 12 U-M start-ups, created industry collaborations with over 20 major businesses and provided guidance to countless fellow researchers, students and staff.

Over 400 University of Michigan researchers, members of Ann Arbor's entrepreneurial community, and area leaders gathered at the Michigan League to celebrate the accomplishments of U-M innovators, who, during FY 2010, reported 290 new inventions, and assisted with 97 agreements and 10 new start-up ventures. During the remarks made by Prof. Steven Forrest, Vice-President of Research, Ken Nisbet, Executive Director of U-M Tech Transfer, and David Munson, Dean of the College of Engineering, it was it was noted that these accomplishments were thanks to the heroic efforts of nearly 700 researchers dedicated to seeing their work extend beyond the boundaries of campus.

Wise receiving his award from Dean Munson

Dean Munson presented the award to Prof. Wise for his lifetime of achievement advancing innovation, engaging industry partners and creating entrepreneurial ventures.


Posted: October 13, 2010 by
Catharine June
EECS/ECE Communications Coordinator or 734-936-2965