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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.

2020 Economic Growth Expected For Michigan

Friday, December 20, 2019
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Michigan State University’s Center for Economic Analysis sees further growth in the Michigan economy in 2020. This comes from the MSU Economic Forecast Model that tracks and projects…

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How Vulnerable is Your Car to Cyber Attacks?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019
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The emergence of smart cars has opened the door to limitless possibilities for technology and innovation – but also to threats beyond the car itself. New research from…

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Distinguished Scholars and Citizens Receive Honorary Degrees

Monday, December 16, 2019
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During commencement ceremonies on December 13 and 14, 2019, undergraduate and graduate degrees were conferred, as well as honorary degrees. Michigan State has been awarding honorary degrees to…

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Lang Honored with National and International Awards for Fruit Research

Saturday, October 26, 2019
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Gregory Lang, professor in the Department of Horticulture, was the recent recipient of two distinguished awards. The American Society for Horticultural Science’s 2019 Fruit Publication Award recognized Lang…

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MSU’s Smith Wins American Chemical Society Award

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
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Milton (Mitch) Smith III, Michigan State University professor of chemistry, has received the 2020 American Chemical Society (ACS) Award in Organometallic Chemistry, which is given to one individual…

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MSU Research Lends Insight as More Farms Worldwide Adopt Precision Agriculture Practices

Friday, August 30, 2019
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MSU Researcher Lends Insight as More and More Farms Worldwide Adopt Precision Practices. Marc Hasenick isn’t interested in labels. He’s not concerned with being called “innovative” or “progressive.”…

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MSU Affiliates Elected to Board of U.S. Society for Ecological Economics

Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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Michigan State University faculty members and students from the Department of Community Sustainability and the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics have been elected to the United…

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MSU Collaboration Supports Exhibition on the Intersections of Art and Chemistry

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
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A collaboration between the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum and the Midland Center for the Arts, the exhibition “Science Paints Our World: Chemistry and Art” opens in…

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NSCL and FRIB Inspire New Exhibit at Impression 5 Science Center

Tuesday, August 20, 2019
“Build an Atom” activity inside SMASH: A Nuclear Adventure.

Impression 5 Science Center opened an interactive science exhibit that is inspired by the positive, life-changing nuclear science research happening now at MSU’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL)…

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Kaminski Named Director for Center for Research on Ingredient Safety

Sunday, August 18, 2019
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Norbert Kaminski, Ph.D. to serve as director for the Center for Research on Ingredient Safety (CRIS) at Michigan State University (MSU). His appointment comes after successfully serving as…

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