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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


Staff Feature: Janelle’ Flores

Nearing 15 years of work at the MSU Innovation Center, Janelle’ Flores serves as the Human Resources administrator — handling the management and oversight of university systems and practices while helping the team stay informed. Originally, Flores was hired in 2007 as a temporary employee in the receptionist position for MSU Technologies — the tech … Continued


NEOGEN Land Grant Prize Applications Due September 16, 2021

New Graduate Research Funding Opportunity Overview The Office of Research and Innovation announces a new award program, the Neogen Land Grant Prize. Funded by a gift from former Provost and Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies, Dr. John E. Cantlon, and his wife Carolyne Irene Cantlon, this endowed award program seeks to advance the … Continued


Let’s Build Safer Streets Together with Data

Building a transportation system where people can move safely is a top priority for nearly every city leader — whether someone is commuting to work or taking an e-scooter to meet a friend. According to the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year more than 35,000 fatalities occur as a result of motor vehicle crashes … Continued


MSU maintains longstanding issued patent ranking among universities worldwide

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion Communications Director, MSU Innovation Center ander1ta@msu.edu Michigan State University has been ranked among the top 100 patent-granting universities worldwide — positioning MSU again as a longtime leader in supporting the vital role patents play in advancing research and innovation. The 2020 report, recently released by the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) … Continued


June 17, 2021: Appointment of vice president for research and innovation

Dear Colleagues, This week, I am recommending Doug Gage to the Board of Trustees as the next vice president for research and innovation. This is a three-year, fixed-term appointment and is pending the Board of Trustees’ approval at the meeting on Friday. During the third year of the term, I intend to initiate a search. … Continued


Startup Success: Great Lakes Crystal Technologies

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion Communications Director, MSU Innovation Center 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 … 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



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