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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.

URC Tops in U.S. for Advanced Degrees in Med/Bio Sciences

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Michigan’s URC conducted $2.3 billion in R&D in 2016, an increase of 53.8 percent since 2007

An annual benchmark report commissioned by Michigan’s University Research Corridor again ranks the group of universities No. 1 in the nation for awarding advanced degrees in medicine and biological science….

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MSU Studies Potential for Workplace Osteo-Manipulation

Monday, April 9, 2018
Zachary Pearce, Mathew Zatkin and Jonathan Bruner

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, work-related musculoskeletal disorders account for one-third of all U.S. workplace injuries and illness cases. Physicians are not immune from workplace…

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Lifestyle Diversity Fuels Creativity, Success within Work Groups

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Don Conlon and Karen Etty Jehn

The rock n’ roll lore says that once a bandmate gets married, the party’s over for the group. But recently published  Michigan State University research says that the blended mix…

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New Blood Pressure App and Hardware Rivals Arm Cuff Accuracy

Monday, March 12, 2018
A team of Michigan State University scientists has created a new app and hardware for smartphones to measure blood pressure with accuracy that may rival arm-cuff devices.

Cuff devices for blood pressure measurement are inconvenient, and mobile device apps for blood pressure measurement that are now being introduced may lack accuracy. To solve this problem,…

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Michiganders Optimistic about Economy, Less Happy with Leaders

Monday, March 5, 2018
Charles Ballard

The latest State of the State Survey (SOSS) reveals that Michiganders are more confident in the economy than they are in elected officials, and they have a positive…

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Richard Chylla Selected as AUTM Chair-Elect

Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Association of University Technology Managers, (AUTM), an international non-profit whose 3,200 members support academic research globally, shepherding innovations from the lab to the marketplace, selected Richard Chylla,…

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MSU’s Hintze Teaches Machines to Teach Themselves

Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Arend Hintze

As published in The SciFi Generation and TechXplore. MSU’s Arend Hintze, assistant professor of integrative biology & computer science and engineering, wrote this piece for The Conversation, an independent collaboration between editors…

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MSU Shows Autonomous Vehicle Technology at 2018 NAIAS

Thursday, January 11, 2018
MSU Autonomous Vehicle

As winter swirls around the 2018 North American International Auto Show at Detroit’s Cobo Center, Michigan State University researchers will be there to demonstrate advanced technology aiming to overcome even…

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Older Adults Resent, Fear the ‘Digital Divide’

Friday, January 5, 2018
decorative computer screen

Use of communication technologies, such as the Internet and smartphones, have changed the way that we interact with each other. Many of us benefit from being able to…

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Trends Behind Social Media, Collaboration in Corporations

Friday, January 5, 2018
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Wietske Van Osch, an assistant professor of Media and Information at Michigan State University, has found that while social media can easily distract us from our daily tasks, it can…

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