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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.

Most Michiganders Favor Environment Over Economy

Friday, March 3, 2017
Dan Bergan poes on Monday February 27, 2017.

Most Michigan residents would prefer policymakers prioritize the environment over economic growth, finds a new survey by Michigan State University researchers. According to the poll, 59 percent favor…

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MSU’s Balan Gets ‘Starter Award’ for Mushroom Crisps Snack Idea

Monday, February 27, 2017
Venkatesh Balan (right)

Venkatesh Balan (above, right), associate professor, Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, has just received a Tier II Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio at…

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Nostalgia-Based Messages Can Help Smokers Quit

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Maria Lapinski, professor of communications, and Syed Ali Hussain, doctoral candidate in health communications, poses on Friday January 20, 2017.

Rather than inciting fear, anti-smoking campaigns should tap into smokers’ memories and tug at their heartstrings, finds a new study by Michigan State University researchers. Advertisers often use…

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MSU and PHYCO2 Shaping the Future of Renewable Energy

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
algae

Michigan State University and California-based PHYCO2 are now using wastewater from breweries to produce algae as part of the ongoing partnership to generate clean energy sources. This production…

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MSU Develops First, Stretchable ‘Smart’ Fabric

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Michigan State University assistant professor of Chuan Wang works in solution-processed semicondicting carbon nanotube networks and is currently fucusing on research including flexible electronics.

Engineering researchers at Michigan State University have developed the first stretchable integrated circuit that is made entirely using an inkjet printer, raising the possibility of inexpensive mass production…

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MSU’s Dye Named a Fellow in National Academy of Inventors

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
James L. Dye

The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named James L. Dye, University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of chemistry, an NAI Fellow. He was recognized for having “demonstrated a highly prolific…

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New, Faster Bacteria ‘Detector’ Could Save Lives

Friday, February 3, 2017
Brett Etchebarne, assistant professor of osteopathic medical specialties, poses in his lab on Wednesday November 2, 1016.

A Michigan State University researcher has developed a faster way to detect the bacteria that cause patients to become sick, giving physicians a better chance at saving their…

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Michigan’s Research Universities Add $2.15B in R&D to Economy

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The three universities comprising Michigan’s University Research Corridor spent $2.15 billion in research and development (R&D) in fiscal 2015, up 53 percent since formation of the URC in…

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MSU Spartan Engineers Showcase Cars at Detroit Auto Show

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Garrick Brazil (above left), a doctoral student in computer science and engineering, and Mohammed Al-Qizwini (above right), a doctoral student in electrical and computer engineering.

Spartan students are showcasing their projects on an international stage this month with two automobiles at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. MSU, a leader…

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Stock Market Fails to Predict Product Performance

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Auto Industry,welding.

Contrary to what many in the business world believe, investors cannot reliably predict how a new product will perform, finds a new study co-authored by a Michigan State…

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