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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.

BootCamp for Start-Ups Turns Business Ideas into Reality

GreenLight Entrepreneurship BootCamp set for August 18-22, 2014

LANSING, MI -- For first-time entrepreneurs, launching a business takes substantial research and planning before they start to see a profit. The GreenLight Entrepreneurial Boot Camp is tailor-made to help provide new leaders with start-up resources in one location. A partnership between Spartan Innovations, Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP) and the MSU Innovation Center, this week-long instruction course helps take start-ups from ideation to harvest.

MSU Partnership Awards Three BioAg Translation Grants

First round of MTRAC acceleration awards help move bioeconomy projects to market

EAST LANSING, MI – The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Program for the Bio-Economy, launched by Michigan State University and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), announces the first three BioAg projects selected for grants to help make them broadly available for consumer use. MSU MTRAC awards a total of $268,841 to the 2014 series of projects this month.

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