Category: News - MSU Innovation Center

Spin e-scooters generate heavy use in 2021

Michigan State University launched a new exclusive partnership earlier this spring bringing hundreds of e-scooters to campus with Spin, a San Francisco-based micromobility unit of Ford Motor Co. The partnership is a continuation of the university’s effort to use the campus as a testbed to drive the future of human-centric mobility solutions.   More than 600 scooters are now on campus, and … Continued


‘Talking Tech Transfer’ with Rich Chylla

MSU Technologies’ Executive Director Richard Chylla was recently featured on a “Talking Tech Transfer” podcast discussing the state of global tech transfer. The podcast features current tech transfer trends and experiences within the industry. While on the podcast, Chylla spoke on the success of MSU Technologies. MSU oversees inventions derived from about $700 million in research expenditures. … Continued


MSU entrepreneur brings anti-vaping product to market

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion, ander1ta@msu.edu MSU student Brendan Wang set his entrepreneurial path with one goal in mind: to help people live healthier lives. Wang, a senior in MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business, not only created a solution to help end to the nation’s vaping epidemic, but his product has officially hit the marketplace. … Continued


2021 Innovation Challenge supports diverse ideas to advance research

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion Communications Director, MSU Innovation Center ander1ta@msu.edu The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) AgBio Innovation Hub at Michigan State University has announced the award recipients of its 2021 AgBio Innovation Challenge. The 2021 AgBio Innovation Challenge, a statewide competition to stimulate technology and innovation in AgBio across the state, attracted both … Continued


Power generation you can see through

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. Building greener vehicles with help from plants Spartan engineers and Ford Motor Co. are creating new polymers and composites for the automotive industry using sustainable materials from nature As a building material, bamboo is pretty amazing. Even though it’s technically a grass, bamboo’s reeds can be tougher than … Continued


MSU leader takes on new role to advance corporate relations

One of Michigan State University’s leaders in entrepreneurship and innovation is now helping lead efforts to support a network of U.S. and international corporate relations professionals in academia, industry and government. Charles Hasemann was recently named co-president of NACRO (formerly known as the Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers). Along with fellow co-president Barry Dickerson … Continued


2021 Ian Gray Scholarship recipient taps into global digital currency trend

Bitcoin, Ether and Ravencoin. As cryptocurrency sweeps the nation, MSU senior Ethan Hopp wanted to create something that makes the process a little easier to navigate. And with the help of the Ian Gray Scholarship, Hopp’s creation is picking up pace. Hopp is creating a Bitcoin rig that allows users to go to class, game … Continued


MSU graduate creates an easy way for students to learn a new language

Learning a new language is not an easy task. That alone was enough to inspire Michigan State University alumnus Seth Killian to create a user-friendly platform that not only eases the learning process, but also accelerates the task. Lingco is an online language instruction platform for schools that instructors use to create, assign, and grade … Continued


Power generation you can see through

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. MSU and Ubiquitous Energy install transparent solar panels on campus The Biomedical and Physical Sciences Building on the campus of Michigan State University received a first-of-its-kind upgrade with the installation of transparent solar glass panels. The 100 square feet of transparent solar glass installed above the building’s entryway … Continued


Spartan irrigation management technology cuts costs, protects environment

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion Communications Director, MSU Innovation Center ander1ta@msu.edu More than 70 low-cost moisture monitoring systems are being installed across Midwestern farmland this year thanks to Michigan State University’s Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering Irrigation Research Group (BAE-Irrigation). The Low-Cost Monitoring System (LOCOMOS) includes hardware and software to help farmers make more informed decisions about … Continued


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