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Sarah Kunst Joins Michigan State University Foundation Board of Directors

Entrepreneur, MSU alumna brings fresh take and Silicon Valley credentials to the table LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan State University Foundation (MSU Foundation) is pleased to announce today it has appointed Sarah Kunst, CEO and Founder of Proday, to its Board of Directors. This newest addition to the organization’s Board reaffirms the MSU Foundation’s …

The Two Sides of Plant Resistance: Growth and Defense

Published: July 13, 2017 The two sides of plant resistance: growth and defense Contact(s): Igor Houwat Plants need to delicately balance growth and defense on a daily basis in order to survive. Now, Michigan State University scientists’ research displays how genes responsible for plant defense influence plant growth. The team, led by Ian Major from …

MSU Co-Hosts National IACMI Composites Workshop

Michigan State University co-hosted Road 2 Composites, an automotive and transportation workshop focused on scale-up, lightweighting, and high volume composites, May 16-17 in the Composite Vehicle Research Center (CVRC).“The interest in composites is deep,” said University Distinguished Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science …

MSU Innovation Center Recognizes Faculty and Student Inventors

2017 Awardees Honored at MSU Innovation Celebration Inside Spartan Stadium EAST LANSING, Mich., April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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, …

Conquer Accelerator Announces Program’s 2017 Cohort Participants

EAST LANSING, MI — The Conquer Accelerator program at Michigan State University announces its second cohort at the MSU Innovation Celebration. Designed to help both newer and established companies overcome business hurdles, the accelerator emphasizes smart planning and growth, extensive mentorship from an experienced bench of professionals and structured …

MSU Foundation Launches $5M Venture Fund, Red Cedar Ventures LLC

Newest subsidiary dedicates pre-seed and follow-on funding to MSU-based startups, technology commercialization  Lansing, MI — The Michigan State University Foundation (MSUF) announced today the formation of its new, $5M venture investing subsidiary, Red Cedar Ventures. Its newest program features both a pre-seed fund and an opportunity fund focused …

Cisplatin: The Story of MSU’s Cancer Drug

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Cisplatin’s discovery as an anti-cancer drug here at Michigan State University. Cisplatin (and its updated form, carboplatin) is known to be the “penicillin of cancer drugs,” because it has been one of the first, most widely-prescribed, and most effective treatment for many cancer diagnoses. When designing …

Accelerate Michigan Opens Applications for 2016 Student Pitch Competition

Accelerate Michigan is now accepting applications for the 2016 Student Accelerate Michigan Pitch Competition. The competition allows student-led, Michigan-based teams to pitch their business venture ideas, meet with investors, and win $20K to put toward their venture. All current student entrepreneurs in Michigan are welcome to apply through the deadline …