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Michigan State University has a long history of successful partnerships with the business community and a hard-earned reputation for creatively applying knowledge to real-world problems. A number of MSU centers provide resources that support business development.

As a result of a partnership between the city of East Lansing, MSU and the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority, the offices of the MSU Innovation Center – which includes MSU Technologies (the university’s technology transfer unit), MSU Business-CONNECT (the university’s ‘front door’ for business relationships), and Spartan Innovations (the university’s business creation unit) – are now located in the city’s SmartZone space adjacent to the East Lansing Technology Innovation Center. The facility also houses The Hatch, which provides coworking space for prospective, creative, and innovative college entrepreneurs ready to develop their business ideas.

The MSU Product Center Food-Ag-Bio was established in spring 2003 with funds from the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station (now known as AgBioResearch) and Michigan State University Extension to improve economic opportunities in the Michigan agriculture, food and natural resource sectors. The business experts in the center work with any and all entrepreneurs or existing businesses that are interested in pursuing new ventures, either new businesses or new products and services, related to agriculture, food, bioeconomy or natural resource industries.

The MSU Bioeconomy Institute, Holland, Mich., provides chemical pilot plant scale-up production and conducts sponsored research and testing for both for-profit and not-for-profit entities of all sizes. It also offers business incubation opportunities and extensive laboratory space rental, as well as educational programming and training.

MSU’s Names 1st Entrepreneurship Director

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Michigan State University has named a point person to continue developing a campuswide culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among its undergraduate students. Neil Kane is the university’s first…

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Innovative App Tracks SmartPhone Battery Life

Thursday, May 28, 2015

An innovative mobile app known as You++ has earned Michigan State University computer science senior Angela Sun a national award. Sun, of Canton, Michigan, was one of three…

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Michigan’s University Research Corridor: Talent for a Global Economy

Thursday, May 28, 2015
URC Talent Report cover photo showing two researchers

Michigan’s leading research universities are magnets for top-notch talent, attracting, developing and retaining highly skilled individuals to propel Michigan’s economy into the future, a new report confirms. With…

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Jaundice-Treating Blanket Is MSU Student Start-Up

Thursday, May 21, 2015
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A new medical device that will improve the way infants with jaundice are treated is one step closer to market, thanks to a partnership between a new Michigan…

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University Research Corridor Schools Bring $16.8B to State

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
URC economic report

Michigan’s University Research Corridor remains competitive with the nation’s top university research clusters, contributing $16.8 billion to Michigan’s economy according to the 8th Annual Economic Impact and Benchmark…

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Michigan State’s Top Innovators Honored

Friday, April 24, 2015
2015 innovation awardees

From clear solar cells (to be used as windows on cars, buildings and more) to agricultural drones to beer brewed with craft-roasted Michigan chestnuts, Michigan State University students…

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Art@Work Project Creates Living Color

Thursday, April 9, 2015
wall of various art works

Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities and College of Engineering recently celebrated the unveiling of a wall of artworks created by students, faculty and workers…

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