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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.   

ADVANCE Grant Proof-of-Concept Fund Launches at MSU

The MSU Innovation Center is proud to manage and administer the ADVANCE Grant Program sponsored by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) on behalf of all public universities throughout the State of Michigan. This university early stage proof-of-concept fund is designed to closely align with other programs (e.g. MTRAC, T3N, First Capital Fund), as well as angel and venture capital within the State to provide a pipeline of de-risked technologies and fundable startup opportunities for further advancement.

MSU MTRAC Awards Six AgBio Translation Grants

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program (MTRAC) at Michigan State University selected six awardees for grants focusing on key activities required to move technologies out of the lab and into marketable products or services. This program accelerates commercial development science and technology projects in AgBio, one of MSU’s core strengths.