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Office of the Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies

MSU Innovation Center

Charles Hasemann, Assistant Vice President

The MSU Innovation Center combines the diverse resources needed for business outreach, technology commercialization, and new business formation under one roof. It is MSU's single site for economic value creation from MSU innovations. Visit The units within the MSU Innovation Center include:

MSU Business-CONNECT - which serves as MSU's front door for corporations, directing businesses to the right MSU resources and enabling two-way strategic communications and planning for business customers. The Business-CONNECT team also supports entrepreneurial and regional economic development efforts. It also negotiates all of Michigan State University’s corporate sponsored research contracts, which total more than $20 million annually. For more information, call 1-517- 884-2370 or visit

MSU Technologies - which is Michigan State University's technology transfer and commercialization office. It facilitates the commercial development and public use of technologies and licensable copyrighted materials developed by MSU faculty and staff, with the goal of moving MSU's technologies from the laboratory to the marketplace. For more information, call 1-517-355-2186 or visit

Spartan Innovations- which provides resources to support the launch of sustainable MSU start-ups in an effort to bring more of MSU's best research ideas to the marketplace, while helping to develop critical skills for MSU students and improve the Michigan economy. For more information, call 1-517-884-4540 or visit