Adminstered by Michigan State University and the Michigan Strategic Fund, through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the ADVANCE Grant Proof of Concept Fund provides an incentive for faculty with early stage technologies at Michigan public universities to engage with their university’s technology transfer office to advance their technologies toward comme
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 10:53am
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 9:32am
The 2017 Innovation Celebration highlights ground-breaking technology from MSU labs and startup companies from across Michigan State University's campus. Advanced automotive materials, electron microscopy, gene therapies and many more fascinating technologies are showcased, along with new startup companies.
Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 3:41pm
Michigan State University (MSU) researchers presented promising cancer therapy results at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) International Meeting in Washington, DC. This novel technology, AdVCA0848, activates the stimulator of interferon genes (STING) pathway to delay tumor growth in a B16 melanoma model, promoting beneficial anti-tumor responses.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 3:30pm
Accelerating the creation and transfer of new technologies from research settings to practical real-world applications is the main focus of the innovation hubs at the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering and Michigan Technological University.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 4:36pm
The Michigan Translational Research and Commercialization Program (MTRAC) Innovation Hub for AgBio at Michigan State University selected eleven awardees for grants focusing on key activities required to move technologies out of the lab and into marketable products or services.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:37pm
BASF plant science company Metanomics has licensed cutting-edge software created in the lab of Yair Shachar-Hill, professor of plant biology at Michigan State University.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 2:06pm
Unlike simple sugars or even starches in the grains of plants, such as corn kernels, cellulose doesn’t dissolve in water. This is good for keeping plants healthy, but it's a problem for making biofuels.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 1:48pm
Dr. Kyung-Hwan Han, a professor in MSU’s Department of Horticulture, has partnered with the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center to unlock the genetic regulators of cellulose biosynthesis in plants. Han’s startup company, Kopess Biomass Solutions, was formed with assistance from the MSU Innovation Center; the company has optioned his discovery.