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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.

Kelly Receives Tech Transfer Achievement Award

Thursday, April 2, 2020

James Kelly knows beans. He’s spent 40 years developing roughly 50 varieties of dry beans at Michigan State, built to help bean growers and bean seed producers, boosting…

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MSU Donates Materials to Health Care Workers and First Responders

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Coronavirus collection rack full of supplies.

In a coordinated effort across campus, Michigan State University employees collected more than 20 pallets of medical supplies and personal protective equipment for area hospitals and first responders….

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MSU Units Collaborate to Create 3D-Printed Medical Face Shields in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Monday, March 30, 2020
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Michigan State University is helping local health professionals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus by making 3D-printed personal protective equipment. To…

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MSU Makes Available Graduating Health Care Students to Aid in COVID-19 Response

Monday, March 30, 2020
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As Michigan works swiftly to expand its health care workforce to combat the exponentially rising number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in the state, Michigan State University is…

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COVID-19 Impacts on Truckloads of Freight

Friday, March 27, 2020

Jason Miller is an associate professor of supply chain management in the Broad College of Business. Miller’s research examines logistics operations with an emphasis on motor carrier safety, productivity and…

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MSU Libraries Gets 25,000-Piece Rock and Roll History Collection

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
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In a state known for rock and roll, it would seem that scholars, music lovers and visitors should have access to a rich archive of posters, handbills, band…

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USDA Grant Supports Potato Breeding and Genetics Program

Monday, March 2, 2020
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Michigan State University received $700,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to invest in its potato breeding and genetics program. The award…

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New Website Stimulates Cancer Research Synergies at MSU

Friday, February 21, 2020
Jeff Mackeigan

Michigan State University has unveiled a new website highlighting the vast amount of cancer research being conducted throughout the university. The site, cancer.msu.edu, features the research of 95 faculty…

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MSU Research Leads to Contract for North America’s First Commercial Hydrogen-Powered Train

Friday, January 10, 2020
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Research from Michigan State University’s Center for Railway Research and Education, or CRRE, contributed to a decision to order the first commercial hydrogen-powered train for use in North…

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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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