2018 Innovation Celebration

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The eighth annual MSU Innovation Celebration was Thursday, April 19, 2018 4-6p.m. in the Huntington Club on the 4th floor of Spartan Stadium.

This networking reception showcases innovative technologies and startups developed in campus labs, classrooms and beyond. We honor MSU researchers and students who reported an invention, licensed a technology or were awarded patents during the academic year, and recognize outstanding achievements in technology transfer and sponsored research. 

Showcase Selections - Faculty Technologies 

Federica Brandizzi: Single Modifying Gene to Boost Crop Productivity
Safoi Babana-Hampton: Hmong Memory at the Crossroads & Growing up Hmong at the Crossroads 
Ranjan Mukherjee and Srinivas Kavuturu: Pancreatic Softness Index for Improved Surgical Outcomes, Engineering
Thomas Bieler: Advanced Brazing for Joining and Circuit Applications, Chemical Engineering  
Mi Zhang: Smart Devices for Health Care & Wellbeing
Muhammad Rabnawaz: Self-Cleaning Coatings
Chris Waters: Method for Eradicating Bacterial Biofilms
Loic Dejardin: Minimally-Invasive Surgical Stabilizing System -Veterinary Orthopaedics

Showcase Selections - Faculty Startups

  • HydrateMe, IFaculty Inventor: Subir Biswas - Smart water bottle technology
  • PhotosynQ, Faculty Inventor: David Kramer - Plant & soil data collection device
  • CiboTech, Faculty Inventor: Bruno Basso - Crop data services
  • XG Sciences, Faculty Inventor: Lawrence Drzal - Graphene Technologies 

Showcase Selections - Student Startups

Ninety6: clothing brand with 1990s style
SmartStaffing: elder care matchmaking system
Sidekick: Student safety app
Vade: nutritional supplements in unique packaging
Land Grant Goods: student organic farm goods
Vloggle: video blog support app