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ADVANCE Spring Awardee Announcement

Administered by Michigan State University and the Michigan Strategic Fund, through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the ADVANCE Grant Proof of Concept Fund provides an incentive for faculty with early stage technologies at Michigan public universities to engage with their university’s technology transfer office to advance their technologies toward commercialization. 

ADVANCE Fund Awardee Announcement

Administered by Michigan State University and the Michigan Strategic Fund, through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the ADVANCE Grant Proof of Concept Fund provides an incentive for faculty with early stage technologies at Michigan public universities to engage with their university’s technology transfer office to advance their technologies toward commercialization. 

The following five awards were given in August and October, and represent the most recent list of awardees, as of October 2017.   

Marx Awarded Entrepreneurship Scholarship

The James Ian Gray Scholarship in Entrepreneurial Studies is given to one innovative student each year, based on their contributions to the entrepreneurship at MSU. The fund supports current MSU students studying entrepreneurship and experiencing the risks that accompany starting a company. 

The MSU Innovation Center is proud to award this $10,000 scholarship to Alex Marx, co-CEO and founder of the student organic farm Land Grant Goods, and Undergraduate Experiential Learning Coordinator for RISE (Residential Initiative on The Study of The Environment),

GreenLight Announces Finalists

Twenty teams of finalists have been selected to compete in the fourth annual GreenLight Business Model Competition. With opportunities to win up to $50,000 in cash prizes, these finalists will present their business concepts in front of an expert panel and live audience at MSU’s Wharton Center for Performing Arts in East Lansing on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m.

Finalist teams include: