MSU Innovation Center

The MSU Innovation Center is Michigan State University’s hub for creating partnerships that develop economic value from the research and creativity happening across our campus every day. We are dedicated to helping faculty and students translate their discoveries and knowledge into products and services that make life better.

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MSU earns top-50 ranking among US patent-granting universities

Jun 27, 2024
For the second consecutive year, the National Academy of Inventors honored Michigan State University with a top 50 ranking in its list of top U.S. university-granted utility patents in 2023. With 45 patents, MSU ranked No. 49 on the list, which was introduced last year....
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MEET OUR TALENTED TEAMS

The MSU Innovation Center Leadership team supports the mission and vision of the MSU Innovation Center. Collectively, we integrate innovation, technology transfer, support for start-ups, and partnerships with businesses and communities to bring ideas to the marketplace to help Michigan and the United States compete in a global environment. MSU brings pathbreaking ideas to the …

David Washburn

David Washburn

Executive Director, MSU Foundation; President of Spartan Innovations; President, Red Cedar Ventures

Brian Wright

Associate Director

Teams: Leadership
Charles Hasemann

Charles Hasemann, Ph.D.

Associate VP for Innovation & Economic Development

Teams: Leadership

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