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MSU Innovation Center: Inventing Tomorrow

MSU faculty’s ability to keep coming up with groundbreaking ideas and take them to the marketplace has greatly helped improve the quality of life in communities near and far and has helped Michigan and the United States compete in a global environment. In 1929, MSU Professor G. Malcolm Trout did not like the taste of … Continued

Working Remotely

Despite the many challenges this year, we remain committed to telling the stories of research, entrepreneurship and innovation happening across Michigan State University. As always, the MSU Innovation Center staff is eager to help faculty and researchers advance their efforts on many fronts. Working from home and being away from our beautiful campus has been … Continued

Welcome Julia Miller, MSU IC’s new technology transfer fellow

The MSU Innovation Center recently welcomed Julia Miller as a technology transfer fellow. After a long and rigorous journey, completing her undergrad at MSU and earning a Ph.D. at Cornell University, Miller has found her way back to East Lansing to pursue a career in technology transfer with MSU Technologies (MSUT), a unit under the … Continued

Award recipients to advance cancer research efforts through grant

MSU professors of pharmacology and toxicology Edmund Ellsworth and Karen Liby were recently awarded a Targeted Support Grant for Technology Development (TSGTD) – a grant that will provide funding to support their research to enhance cancer treatments. This grant provides funding for the enhancement, optimization and development of selected technologies that have commercial potential as … Continued

Scholarship recipient wants people to ‘live happier, healthier lives’

This year’s Ian Gray Scholarship recipient is working to save lives with a device he created that replicates a traditional vape — minus the smoke, nicotine and charge. Brendan Wang, a junior in MSU’s Eli Broad College of Business, is dedicated to helping solve our society’s vaping epidemic. “I’ve seen the first-hand effects that nicotine … Continued

2020 Innovation Challenge supports diverse ideas to advance research

The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) AgBio Innovation Hub at Michigan State University has announced the award recipients of its AgBio Innovation Challenge. The inaugural Innovation Challenge attracted researchers from around the state to submit proposals that apply emerging technologies to address problems in the food, feed, fuels, fiber and biomaterials markets, and the … Continued

Virtual session highlights funding opportunities for MSU researchers

Is the Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization (MTRAC) program right for you? Faculty can learn more about funding opportunities from the State of Michigan’s MTRAC directors during a live virtual session at noon Sept. 22. During this session, which is part of the Celebrate Invention event at the University of Michigan, five MTRAC directors: Eric … Continued

Collaboration leads to promising next steps for cancer research

A cancer research company co-founded by an MSU professor has been acquired by the New York biotechnology firm Lodo Therapeutics Corp. in a move that holds the potential for the development of innovative drugs that treat cancerous tumors. The acquisition of Hibiskus BioPharma was announced Sept. 3. Co-founded by André Bachmann of Michigan State University … Continued

MSU joins $20 million AI initiative for the future of sustainable agriculture

This article has been reposted from MSUToday. By Matt Davenport Michigan State University researcher Bruno Basso has a reputation for bringing ideas celebrated in the tech world to the farm field. The MSU Foundation Professor in earth and environmental sciences is no stranger to big data or artificial intelligence. Today, however, he’s finding appreciation for a less technical … Continued

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