Innovation lives at the intersection of inspired intellect and persistent effort, and it shares that address with Michigan State University.
The MSU Innovation Center combines innovation, technology transfer, start-up support and a portfolio of dedicated business and community partnerships to bring cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace. Composed of MSU Technologies, Business Connect and Spartan Innovations, the MSU Innovation Center stewards ideas from concept to product, launching more than 130 discoveries into patented products and start-up businesses annually.
As higher education is called upon to meet new and significant challenges facing a global society, MSU is positioned to lead the way by doing what we do, and have always done, exceptionally well; putting knowledge and research discoveries to work to make life better.
By integrating innovation, technology transfer, support for start-ups and partnerships with businesses and communities, MSU brings pathbreaking ideas to the marketplace as rapidly as possible in order to improve the quality of life in communities near and far and to help Michigan and the United States compete in a global environment.
Join us as we innovate, inspire and empower to create sustainable prosperity for the common good. Be part of our network of innovators, and visit us at the Innovation Center, colocated with East Lansing Incubator and MSU/East Lansing collaborative student incubator, the Hatch, at 325 E. Grand River Ave, East Lansing, Michigan.
The MSU Innovation Center staff is eager to help faculty and researchers advance their efforts on many fronts. We truly enjoy the opportunity to work with such passionate Spartans every day. In 2020, we had a record number of new patent applications (186) and U.S. patents issued (62) and have forged partnerships with corporations across the state, country and world.