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Healthy plants, healthy people

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. Spartan scientists turn to the plant world to understand and treat human illnesses. It turns out plants and people have more in common than previously thought. Some of the most renowned plant scientists in the world can be found at Michigan State University, where many are studying how pathogens …


Pack Elephant brings sustainable business model to west Michigan crafters

Pack Elephant, a boutique gifting platform featuring gems created by underrepresented artisans, is making it easy to find and buy handcrafted products from small business owners and local craftsmen. They work primarily with enterprise buyers who are committed to sourcing intentionally for corporate events, such as conferences. According to its website: “Intentional Gifts Should Be Easy.” …


Welcome Jon Debling

Jon Debling recently joined the MSU Innovation Center team as a technology manager, where he will oversee a portfolio of MSU intellectual property, evaluate the commercial potential, market and license viable technologies. In his new role, Debling will help faculty and researchers through the process of invention disclosure and the technology transfer process. “We are …


MSU Foundation and MEDC announce Michigan Rise Pre-Seed Fund III

This article has been reposted from the Michigan Venture Capital Association. As the newly named administrator of the Michigan Pre-Seed Fund III (MPSF III) by the Michigan Strategic Fund, Michigan State University Foundation (MSU Foundation) announced Michigan Rise. MSU Foundation was awarded the MPSF III on April 14, 2020 and will work closely with the Michigan …


AgHelp connects growers and agricultural workers

AgHelp, an innovative new website that pairs agricultural workers with growers, is helping the agriculture industry by providing a platform for those seeking agriculture employees or employers. In the United States, Michigan is the number one grower of 18 crops, including tart cherries, three types of beans, potatoes and asparagus. In order to successfully produce these …



Innovation Hub Launches Inaugural Innovation Challenge

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio at MSU is launching its first-ever innovation challenge program. The AgBio MTRAC program is a partnership between Michigan State University and Michigan Economic Development Corporation, with funding provided by the Michigan Strategic Fund. The MTRAC AgBio Innovation Challenge invites researchers to find new opportunities …


Recently published research focuses on fungal pathogen ‘present everywhere’

Anupam Jhingran, technology manager for MSU Technologies in the MSU Innovation Center, recently co-authored research based on his postdoctoral work at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center — the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. Jhingran’s research focused on spores of Aspergillus fumigatus, a fungal pathogen that is present everywhere. The pathogen is a common …


Dear MSU Innovation Center supporters,

We hope this summer edition of our e-news finds you all safe and healthy. For the past several months our staff has been working remotely, connecting regularly with key business and community partners to develop and advance the projects and programs underway at the Innovation Center. It’s been different, but we’ve found new ways to …


MSU’s MTRAC AgBio Innovation Hub Announces 2020 Translational Research Grants

Media Contact Tracy Henion, ander1ta@msu.edu, (517) 899-8130 The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) AgBio Innovation Hub recently announced its 2020 translational research awards. With funding and support from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and Michigan State University, the Hub funds development of technologies that address commercial needs in the agriculture and industrial life science markets …


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