Media Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship

Through translational research and technology development efforts, our faculty are working to understand the drivers of effective innovation and entrepreneurship. We are designing, developing and evaluating technologies and media as catalysts and accelerators of best practices in entrepreneurship and innovation. Consequences of innovation-induced media change are top of mind for our researchers, including development, controllability and the social & organizational innovations needed to harness the benefits of technological innovations. 

Centers and Labs

We are an active learning community within the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. We take students from different majors and disciplines, mix them together and put them into real-world situations that test the abilities and skills they learn in the classroom. Join us to gain experience, grow personally and professionally, network and have a blast.

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The Quello Center for Telecommunication Management and Law is focused on stimulating and informing debate on media, communication and information policy for our digital age.

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The Trifecta Initiative for Interdisciplinary Health Research fosters collaboration between the colleges of Engineering, Nursing, and Communication Arts and Sciences.

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The Center for Innovation and Research has been created through a formal partnership agreement between Sparrow Health System and Michigan State University. It will bring together potential innovators between MSU and Sparrow and support the formation of partnerships within and beyond the boundaries of our separate systems.

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THoused within MSU's International Studies and Programs unit, the Global Center for Food Systems Innovation addresses critical pressures on the world's food supply by creating, testing and enabling the scaling of solutions. GCFSI takes a multidisciplinary approach that encompasses the entire food system and considers major environmental, economic and social trends, as well as workforce development needs that will impact future food security. Launched in 2012, GCFSI is one of eight development labs established through the Higher Education Solutions Network of the United States Agency for International Development

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How You Lost Your Creativity and How to Get It Back

Karl Gude teaches classes on creative thinking and problem solving and conducts Design Thinking workshops in the College of Communication Arts and Sciences at Michigan State University. Gude is the Director of the college’s Media Sandbox and a faculty instructor in the School of Journalism. Prior to entering academia, Gude was the Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek magazine and The Associated Press.