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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.

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.