Events

Recent Updates in Anaerobic Digestion

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 3:30am

January 14, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Dana Kirk, Manager, MSU Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center, will discuss updates Wed., January 14 at 3:30pm at the Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich.

Kirk is currently the manager of the MSU Anaerobic Digester Research and Education Center (ADREC).  The ADREC is collaborative effort between the University and a private foundation to provide a continuum of research, professional development and outreach support for waste-to-energy systems.  ADREC research includes bench top, pilot scale and commercial anaerobic digestion systems used to evaluate feedstocks, optimize performance and integrate technologies.  In addition to ADREC he is also overseeing the planning, design, construction and operation of a small scale solar-bioreactor in Costa Rica and the South Campus anaerobic digester located at MSU.

 
Read Dr. Kirk's bio here.

Learn more about the digester on the MSU campus.

MSU Bioeconomy Institute auditorium:
Free, accessible, and open to the public!

 


 

The Michigan State University Bioeconomy Institute sponsors a speakers series periodically on Wednesdays at 3:30p.m. throughout the year. The event is held in the institute's modern, 105-seat auditorium at 242 Howard Street in Holland, Mich., and is free, accessible and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please call (517) 432-4499 to request special accommodation.

 


SBIR and STTR Training Program

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 - 1:00pm

Join SBIR/STTR expert, Michael Kurek, Ph.D. partner BBCetc. for this introduction to the governement's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technoogy Transfer (STTR) programs which make over $2.4 billion in high-risk, non-dolutive capital available to innovative small companies.

Attendees will learn about program basics including eligibility, selecting the right agency and key components of a competitive proposal. Michael will also cover details of the types of projects funded by NIH, NSF and DOD and the unique requirements of each.

The program will run from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

About Michael Kurek, PhD, Partner, BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting

Michael has held senior management positions in marketing, sales and business development for a number of life science companies—two of which completed successful initial public stock offerings on the NASDAQ exchange. He was also Vice President of Business Development for the Michigan Center for High Technology, where he was responsible for the business incubator program that served over 50 start-up technology companies. Over his 30-year career, Michael has demonstrated success on an international scale in defining new product opportunities, developing sales and marketing strategies, and recruiting and managing teams to deliver growth. He holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from Florida State University and an M.B.A. from Boston University. He joined BBC in 2001 as a Principal Consultant.

Registration required. Seminar complimentary.

 

 


Workshop: Lab Bench to Plant

Monday, May 11, 2015 - 8:00am

flyerThe MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich., will host a week-long (May 11-15, 2015), hands-on, chemical process scale-up workshop for interested students, educators in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and high technology entrepreneurs and economic development professionals. More...

MSU Bioeconomy Institute
242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424  

Flyer (PDF)


Workshop: Lab Bench to Plant

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - 8:00am

flyerThe MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich., will host a week-long (May 11-15, 2015), hands-on, chemical process scale-up workshop for interested students, educators in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and high technology entrepreneurs and economic development professionals. More...

MSU Bioeconomy Institute
242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424  

Flyer (PDF)


Workshop: Lab Bench to Plant

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 8:00am

flyerThe MSU Bioeconomy Institute in Holland, Mich., will host a week-long (May 11-15, 2015), hands-on, chemical process scale-up workshop for interested students, educators in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) disciplines, and high technology entrepreneurs and economic development professionals. More...

MSU Bioeconomy Institute
242 Howard Avenue
Holland, MI 49424  

Flyer (PDF)