MSU Innovation Center

University Partner

MSU Innovation Center

MSU Innovation Center

MSU Innovation Center


The MSU Innovation Center is the hub for University/Corporate partnerships at Michigan State University. We bring cutting-edge ideas to the marketplace by leveraging MSU’s intellectual property through corporate-sponsored research, licensing MSU technologies for commercial use at existing companies, and starting new companies based on the innovations that occur across MSU’s campus every day. In addition, we are dedicated to helping faculty and students translate their discoveries and knowledge into products and services that make life better and spurring economic development through corporate partnerships.



  • Anne De Santi
    Executive Director MSU Technologies
  • Nick Miller
    Executive Director Business CONNECT
  • Charles Hasemann
    Associate VP Innovation and Economic Development
  • Brian Wright
    Associate Director MSU Technologies

Company Stages Served

  • Growth/Expansion
  • Idea/Pre-Seed
  • Mezzanine
  • Public
  • Seed
  • Startup/Early

Industry Sectors Served

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Advanced Materials/Manufacturing
  • Alternative Energy
  • Consumer Products
  • Engineering Design + Development
  • Life Sciences
  • Medical Device Technology
  • Mobility
  • Mobility/Auto Manufacturing
  • Other

Types of Programs Offered

  • Other

The most timely & relevant email you will get about Michigan’s investment & entrepreneurial ecosystem.

From public policy to the new ideas and breakthrough investment opportunities, MVCA will keep your finger on the pulse of must know information in the industry.


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