The University of Michigan has one of the largest, most diverse and most successful research programs in the world. The University of Michigan's Technology Transfer/Industry Engagement group actively seeks partners to assist in getting the benefits of this research to the public. In FY '05, UM researchers disclosed 287 new technologies. During that same period, 7 new companies were launched with UM technologies at their core, and 86 technologies were licensed to industry. These reflected comprehensive coverage of all life science areas.