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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


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


Innovation Hub Launches Inaugural Innovation Challenge

Media Contact Tracy Henion, ander1ta@msu.edu, (517) 899-8130 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 … Continued


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 … Continued


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