Tech Transfer and Commercialization Archives - MSU Innovation Center

Spartan irrigation management technology cuts costs, protects environment

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion Communications Director, MSU Innovation Center 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

MSU maintains longstanding issued patent ranking among universities worldwide

MEDIA CONTACT: Tracy Henion Communications Director, MSU Innovation Center 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

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

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

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 … Continued

MSU space tech presented in virtual science festival

Michigan State University’s Science Festival has gone digital. Jenna A. Van Fossen and Daniel Griffin recently presented their research on building better space teams for the Saturday Morning Science livestream. Fossen and Griffin are both graduate assistants in the MSU NASA Lab on Team Processes. This lab is run by Steve W.J. Kozlowski and C.H. “Daisy” … Continued

Inventor Spotlight: Dr. M. Emin Kutay

Michigan roads are in need of repair, and Dr. M. Emin Kutay is looking for the solution with his research in pavement technology. Kutay, associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, researches ways to enhance pavement technology to extend the durability and longevity of roads. He and his team have developed a … Continued

MSU Innovation Center gains new tech manager

Anupam Jhingran has joined the MSU Innovation Center as the new Technology Manager of Life Sciences. Jhingran is part of a team of tech managers at MSU Technologies that includes Brian Copple, Ray DeVito, Tom Herlache and Brad Shaw. Jhingran oversees the technology transfer from inventions in the field of life sciences from their initial … Continued

Alumni Highlight: Nate Yenor

Nate Yenor is finding success after graduation as a technology commercialization associate with Michigan Technological University. Yenor worked for the MSU Innovation Center as a commercialization intern from November 2016 until December 2017, when he graduated with a B.S. in Material Science and Engineering from MSU. He remained with the Innovation Center as a Technology … Continued

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