i6 Green Proof of Concept Center

In Fall 2011, an institute-headquartered consortium received one of six "i6 Green Challenge" grants from the Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, following merit review administered by the National Science Foundation. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided supplemental funds, and the i6 Green grant was matched by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

Business support services offered through i6 Green include:

•    Business planning
•    Technology Assessment
•    Market assessment assistance
•    Grant-writing aid -- e.g., for SBIR, STTR, and seed fund grant proposals
•    Innovation Training
•    Product and Service Design Consultation
•    Brand Development
•    Innovation Assessment
•    Human Factors Consulting
•    Referrals to the investor community
•    Chemical scale-up production in the Institute’s 30,000+ L reactor suite

Learn more about our services...

The i6 Green project participants welcome inquiries regarding their various Proof of Concept Center services, which are offered to entrepreneurs, start-up firms, established businesses, and others with interests in "green" technologies. Please submit the form here to request a contact by project staff.

Or, apply now for i6 Green-supported services.

Some i6 Green services, such as subsidized pilot plant production runs in the MSU Bioeconomy Institute, require formal review for scientific or technical merit, environmental health and safety, cost effectiveness, etc. Formal review also seeks to ensure that scarce project resources are allocated fairly, on a competitive basis. 

Click here to access the official application for formally reviewed and/or competitive i6 Green services. (PDF)