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MSU Innovation Center

The 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 Innovation Center Partners with Dr. Muhammad Rabnawaz to Research Biodegradable Plastics

Dec 2, 2022
Dr. Muhammad Rabnawaz, assistant professor in the School of Packaging and professor in the Chemistry Department, is developing new ways to create plastics. Rabnawaz is researching ways to produce biodegradable plastics and recycle polymers. He utilized resources at the MSU Innovation Center to assist...
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The investment team mentors entrepreneurs and provides early stage support and funding to startups emanating from Michigan State University as well as the wider Michigan ecosystem. Each member of the team brings a unique set of skills, which allows them to make decisions to best help entrepreneurs. “We accentuate the talents of each other and … Continued

David Washburn

David Washburn

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

Prem Bodagala

Prem Bodagala

Director at Michigan Rise and Red Cedar Ventures

Teams: Investment
Jeff Wesley

Jeff Wesley

Executive Director of Red Cedar Ventures

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