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MSU pairs with ExxonMobil to advance biofuel research

A new $1 million relationship between Michigan State University and ExxonMobil will expand research designed to progress the fundamental science required to advance algae-based fuels.

David Kramer, MSU’s John Hannah Distinguished Professor in Photosynthesis and Bioenergetics at the MSU-DOE Plant and Research Laboratory (PRL), says that the overall goal of the partnership is to improve the efficiency of photosynthesis in microalgae to produce biofuels and bioproducts.

Startup Provides Unique Brewery Ingredients

A new Michigan State University startup company has found a way to apply Michigan’s role as first in chestnut production to the booming microbrew industry. Treeborn Products craft-roasts chestnuts to be used in the brewing process for both gluten-free and regular ales, stouts and porters.  Their craft-roasting process helps maximize chestnuts’ naturally sweet, nutty flavor.

2015 Innovation Celebration Recognizes Inventors and Inventions

Awardees Honored at MSU Innovation Celebration

EAST LANSING, MI – From clear solar cells (to be used as windows on cars, buildings and more) to Ag drones to beer brewed with craft-roasted Michigan chestnuts, the Innovation Celebration showcases some of the latest and greatest technologies and startups from students and faculty alike at MSU.  

New MSU Startup TheraB launches with Pre-Seed Stage Funding

Quantum Medical Concepts invests $150,000 in new company founded at MSU Innovation Center  

EAST LANSING, MI —A new medical device that will improve the way families treat infant jaundice is one step closer to market, thanks to a partnership between a new Michigan State University startup company and a Michigan-based medical sector investment firm. The startup, TheraB Medical Products Inc., (TheraB) was developed by MSU students with the help of $150,000 in pre-seed stage funding from Quantum Medical Concepts.

MSU Returns to SXSW Entrepreneurial Eight

Michigan State University student startup team Tech Twurl are finalists in the 2015 Student Startup Madness (SSM) tournament, a nationwide tournament-style competition for college student digital media startups. SSM culminates with the “Entrepreneurial Eight” national finals at South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive on Monday, March 16, in Austin, Texas. Tech Twurl received a $1,000 prize for their participation.

Lansing’s NEO Center partners with Spartan Innovations

The Center for New Enterprise Opportunity, Lansing’s first business incubator, is partnering with Spartan Innovations to help the region gain more entrepreneurial traction.

The partnership will allow five teams of Michigan State students to receive eight months of coaching from the NEO Center in all aspects of starting a sustainable business.

NEO Center founding member Tom Stewart will mentor them at The Hatch, MSU’s student incubator.

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