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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.

Engineering Professor Joins International Commission Aimed at Helping Aging Population

Monday, July 29, 2019
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Michele Grimm, a Wielenga Creative Engineering Endowed Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University, has been named by the National Academy of Medicine, or…

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New Research Points to Soil Pore Structure as Key to Carbon Storage

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Alexandra Kravchenko, Michigan State University professor in the Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, and several of her colleagues recently discovered a new mechanism determining how carbon…

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The Truth Behind Racial Disparties in Fatal Police Shootings

Monday, July 22, 2019

Reports of racially motivated, fatal shootings by police officers have garnered extensive public attention and sparked activism across the nation. New research from Michigan State University and University…

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New Study Gives Insight on Effectiveness of Language Learning Apps

Friday, July 19, 2019
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Now more than ever, people who want to learn a new language are turning to their mobile devices for help as mobile-assisted language learning applications have become increasingly…

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Helping Paramedics Recognize Signs of Stroke Faster

Thursday, July 18, 2019
Emergency personal arrive at the scene of a mock shooting during a MSU police emergency training exercise on Wednesday July 18, 2012.

When it comes to strokes, doctors have a mantra: time is brain. Delaying treatment even by minutes can mean the difference between a normal life and permanent disability,…

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MSU Researchers Develop Phone App to Track Ticks

Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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With school out, summer finally arriving and outdoor activities in full swing, Michigan State University is helping roll out a new app to increase your knowledge about ticks….

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Conquer Accelerator Startup Program Launches Fourth Season

Friday, June 7, 2019
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Five startup teams will have the opportunity to take their business ventures to the next level with the Conquer Accelerator, which launched its 10-week-long program today. Designed for…

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Next Phase of MSU’s Grand Rapids Research and Innovation Park Moves Forward

Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Michigan State University’s first Public Private Partnership, or P3, is official. MSU and Health Innovation Partners, a real estate development joint venture between MB Real Estate, Walsh Construction/Walsh…

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A New Way to ‘Hoard’ Resources in Nano-sized Factories Targeted for Biotech

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

The lab of Cheryl Kerfeld has created a synthetic nano-sized factory, based on natural ones found in bacteria. This research could someday lead to new medical, industrial, or…

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MSU’s International Business Center Earns Presidential Award

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
MSU’S International Business Center earns Presidential Award

The United States Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross presented Michigan State University’s International Business Center with the President’s “E” Award for Export Service. This award is the highest…

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