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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, 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 and Partners Develop COVID-19 Fiscal Strategy and Resource Guides

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Beaumont Tower with the MSU Library in the background.

The COVID-19 crisis is having a dramatic impact on Michigan’s local governments, and the fiscal implications — including emergency spending, revenue losses and budget cuts — are already…

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No-Till Agriculture Increases Crop Yields, Environmental Gains Over Long Haul

Monday, May 18, 2020
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Despite the environmental benefits of no-till agriculture, farmers often hesitate to change to this management approach due to uncertain economic returns. Sarah Cusser, postdoctoral research associate at the Kellogg…

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MSU Launches Online Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering

Monday, April 27, 2020
Engineering Building

The Michigan State University College of Engineering has launched its third online master’s degree program – an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the Department of Civil and Environmental…

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State Awards Pre-Seed Fund III to Michigan State University Foundation

Friday, April 17, 2020
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The Michigan State University Foundation announced it was named administrator of the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund III by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, or MEDC. The $3 million award, approved…

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MSU Veterinary School Ranks Third In The Nation Top 10 In The World

Thursday, April 9, 2020
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Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine was ranked eighth in the world and third in the United States among veterinary schools in the latest global ranking from…

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Report: States Face Daunting Challenges to Address COVID-19 School Closures

Tuesday, April 7, 2020
Students learn and teachers teach at Bennett Woods Elementary School in Okemos on Wednesday November 28, 2012

As the COVID-19 crisis has caused nearly all K-12 public schools nationwide to suspend face-to-face instruction, millions of students are losing opportunities to learn and state governments are…

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Broad College of Business Helps Companies Overcome Hiring Challenges Brought by COVID-19

Saturday, April 4, 2020
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The Russell Palmer Career Management Center serves as the main hub for Broad students seeking career management support, advising and coaching. The center exists to help students realize their career…

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MSU Extension Develops Decontamination Method to Reuse N95 Masks

Friday, April 3, 2020
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Michigan State University is using specialized equipment to clean and decontaminate used N95 masks to combat the novel coronavirus outbreak. Both steps are part of the university’s expanded…

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Protecting Police and First Responders During COVID-19

Thursday, April 2, 2020
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Unlike millions of Americans who can work from home during the COVID-19 crisis, police officers and first responders are on the front lines keeping the public safe. Protective…

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Brandizzi Named 2020 MSU Innovator Of The Year

Thursday, April 2, 2020

As the world’s population increases and the demand for food continues to rise, the need to improve crop yields only grows, not only for the current consuming population…

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