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Displaying items tagged: Michigan State University

Sunday, 16 October 2016 19:03

Q&A: Tom Lyons, Director, Michigan State University Product Center

After 25 years with other institutions, Tom Lyons is returning to Michigan State University, where he first began his tenured career, to lead the Michigan State University Product Center. The Product Center provides coaching and mentoring services to entrepreneurs in the food processing and agribusiness sectors. Fresh into his new role, Lyons spoke with MiBiz about his long-term plans for the organization, which includes greater integration of services for entrepreneurs and expanding the capability of MSU Extension’s innovation counselors. 

Published in Q&A
Sunday, 16 October 2016 18:59

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market as Meijer skunkworks?

With increasing demand for fresh, specialty groceries, Walker-based Meijer Inc. has started to look outside the big box retail format it’s known for, even if the retailer doesn’t like to admit it. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 04 September 2016 02:31

Manufacturing base key to growing state’s forest products industry, experts say

While many pieces still need to be assembled, Michigan’s growing forest products industry remains on track to transform into a robust and sustainable market. 

Published in Manufacturing

Friday, 26 August 2016 11:48

Local community colleges partner with MSU for ag certificate programs

A number of community colleges in West Michigan will partner with Michigan State University and other institutions across the state to offer joint certificate programs for students interested in the agricultural industry.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 21 August 2016 14:27

Incoming dean at MSU’s College of Human Medicine returns to alma mater

GRAND RAPIDS — When he graduated in 1990 from Michigan State University’s College of Human Medicine, Dr. Norman Beauchamp Jr. told himself he wanted to return some day to give back.

Published in Health Care
Friday, 05 August 2016 14:32

MSU receives recommendation for new dean of College of Human Medicine

The Michigan State University Board of Trustees will soon decide whether to approve Norman J. Beauchamp Jr. as the new dean of the MSU College of Human Medicine, headquarted in Grand Rapids.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:29

New MSU curriculum gets med students in front of patients early on

The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine wants to get medical students into the real world much sooner with the launch next month of an entirely new curriculum. 

Published in Talent
Sunday, 24 July 2016 14:24

Biomedical programs breathe new life into Michigan downtowns

The emergence of life sciences-based higher educational institutions continues to have a discernible impact on ancillary development in urban areas across Michigan.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 10 July 2016 13:22

WMU student envisions fully autonomous machine shop

RICHLAND — As manufacturers turn to automation and robotics to speed production and increase efficiencies, one soon-to-be graduate of Western Michigan University aims to bring that technology to machine shops. 

Published in Manufacturing

Sunday, 26 June 2016 11:16

MSU study finds helping out coworkers causes fatigue

If you’re someone who feels especially compelled to help out your coworkers when they ask for assistance, you may want to rethink always saying yes. New research from Russell Johnson published in the Journal of Applied Psychology finds that helping colleagues when they come to you with work-related problems can be mentally draining, especially when you’re acting on multiple requests in a single day. The kicker: The draining effect is worse for people who care the most about the plight of others. Johnson, an associate professor of management at Michigan State University, spoke with MiBiz about his research, its implications and his advice for helpers and help-seekers alike. 

Published in Q&A
Sunday, 26 June 2016 10:24

Metro deal could bring U-M to Grand Rapids market

potential affiliation with Metro Health Corp. would give the University of Michigan Health System the role it’s long wanted in West Michigan.

Published in Health Care
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:29

Michigan Tech, MSU partner to drive development in state’s forestry industry

consortium of academics, government officials and industry leaders wants to refocus the state on wood products and create a hub for bio-materials produced from Michigan’s forests.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 12 June 2016 16:17

MSU neuroscience grad launches startup focused on educational drones

LANSING — One mid-Michigan entrepreneur wants to fill a need in the rapidly growing market for unmanned aerial vehicles by catering his products to educators and students.

Published in Manufacturing
Sunday, 12 June 2016 15:57

Crowdfunding Evolution? Big business takes a page from startups and taps into the crowd

BENTON HARBOR — Whirlpool Corp. may have operated with a $579 million research and development budget last year, but the global appliance maker decided to tap into crowdfunding when it came time to launch a new product. 

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 29 May 2016 11:03

With corporate income tax comes volatility for Michigan, economists say

In 2009, Michigan State University economist Charles Ballard met with then-gubernatorial candidate Rick Snyder to discuss tax policy at an Applebee’s off I-96 near Okemos.

Published in Economic Development

Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:54

Business-backed reading standards held up in Legislature

West Michigan’s business community says it has a vested interest in how well third-graders can read. 

Published in Economic Development
Sunday, 15 May 2016 10:52

Niowave raises $5 million to expand production of medical imaging material

LANSING — A mid-Michigan particle accelerator has taken the next step in an ambitious expansion plan that would position the company to capitalize on the multi-billion dollar market for medical isotopes.

Published in Economic Development
Monday, 09 May 2016 10:11

Two Grand Rapids families donate $15 million to Michigan State University’s medical research center

Michigan State University received two major donations totaling $15 million for the forthcoming $88.1 million Grand Rapids Research Center.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:57

Q&A: Dave Lorenz, Vice President of Travel Michigan

Fresh off last month’s 2016 Pure Michigan Governor’s Conference on Tourism, new reports from Michigan State University and Longwoods International show a significant return on investment for the state’s tourism industry. Travel Michigan, the state-run tourism marketing division, says the long-running Pure Michigan campaign is working, despite criticisms from some organizations. Dave Lorenz, the agency’s vice president, spoke with MiBiz about the role of tourism in Michigan and how Travel Michigan needs to react to issues in Flint and Detroit. 

Published in Q&A
Sunday, 01 May 2016 12:18

West Michigan farmers, agribusinesses struggle to grow the labor force

While the challenge of finding talent makes headlines in the manufacturing and high-tech industries, similar struggles in West Michigan’s agricultural sector have the potential to hit even closer to home: the dinner table. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 03 April 2016 15:20

Crowdfunding platform connects student startups to alumni dollars

GRAND RAPIDS — A new crowdfunding platform aims to connect student entrepreneurs at colleges and universities with people willing to invest money and time in their ideas.

Published in Breaking News

Sunday, 20 March 2016 16:38

Lansing’s XG Sciences plans $24 million IPO

LANSING — A Mid Michigan nanotechnology company seeks to raise $24 million through an initial public offering to fund operations as it continues to commercialize composite materials for rechargeable lithium-ion batteries and other uses.

Published in Breaking News
Sunday, 06 March 2016 15:12

Craft breweries bet on sustainable technology

As the craft brewing industry matures, many West Michigan producers have started seeking out technology that provides sustainable solutions to common issues. 

Published in Food/Agribusiness
Sunday, 21 February 2016 22:18

MichBio report outlines path to continued life sciences industry investment, growth

new roadmap aims to reboot efforts to build Michigan’s life sciences industry and compete with similar clusters around the U.S. and the world.

Published in Health Care

Sunday, 07 February 2016 22:51

State research universities lead peers in talent generation, lag in commercializing ideas

If developing, attracting and retaining talent remains key to future economic prosperity, then Michigan’s big three research universities say they’re clearly doing their part, at least on the front end of the equation.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 10 January 2016 22:47

FCC auction presents potential windfall for TV broadcasters

Television stations around Michigan and nationwide are considering auctioning off valuable broadcast spectrum for potentially tens of millions of dollars to make room for mobile wireless development.

Published in Breaking News
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