Category: News - MSU Innovation Center

Startup Success: Great Lakes Crystal Technologies

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion, ander1ta@msu.edu Collaborative support fuels diamond growth MSU’s entrepreneurial ecosystem amplifies tech transfer potential for startups Validation is a great motivator. External confirmation that your work has potential can offer a valuable confidence boost. And when it comes in the form of grant funding and operational support for a nascent technology, it … Continued


Staff Highlight: Meet Janet Foreman

You don’t have to look long to spot a variety of fun flamingos adorning Janet Foreman’s office. They’re bright and cheerful, adding just the right pop. Foreman’s personality is just as pleasant. Serving as the executive staff assistant and office manager for MSU Technologies, the tech transfer and commercialization arm of the MSU Innovation Center, … Continued


Commercializing clean waste to energy technology

A new eco-friendly energy source could stem from the food wrappers we throw away daily. Ezra Bar-Ziv, a professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Technological University (MTU), was awarded two Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) grants from MTRAC Innovation Hub for AgBio at Michigan State University for his energy technologies. MTRAC grants are awarded … Continued



New partnership brings e-scooters back to campus

MEDIA CONTACT: TRACY HENION, ANDER1TA@MSU.EDU This article has been reposted from MSUToday. Mobility research to continue Michigan State University has a new exclusive partnership to provide e-scooters on campus with Spin, a San Francisco-based micromobility unit of Ford Motor Co., that will bring hundreds of e-scooters to campus this fall. The partnership is a continuation of … Continued


Harnessing the power of herbicides

Weeds have been the bane of farmers’ existence since the first agricultural seeds took root.

Throughout history, countless strategies have been deployed to keep these unwelcome invaders from edging out valuable crops. Perhaps the most powerful weapons have been herbicides.



Ag startup fosters partnerships for expansion

PhenoLogic, Inc., a Michigan-based agriculture technology startup, has announced a partnership with Sente Foundry – a Chicago-based startup investment platform and global venture firm Hatcher+ to fund PhenoLogic’s continued technology and development as well as expand its piloting program across North America. Founded in 2019 by MSU alumni Traverse Jurcisin and Josh Murray, PhenoLogic designs … Continued


Paper without the microplastics

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. New MSU packaging technology protects paper products used in food service from oil and water without adding harmful pollutants to the environment Michigan State University’s Muhammad Rabnawaz has created a new coating for paper packaging that’s both economical and ecofriendly. The coating, developed by Rabnawaz’s Sustainable Materials Group, … Continued


Perfecting Michigan cherries

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. How Spartan research supports the state’s renowned tart cherry industry Some Spartan researchers have cherries on their minds year-round and for good reason. Michigan is the country’s top producer of tart cherries and Michigan State University has been part of the industry’s growth for decades. “Michigan State University … Continued


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