Grand Rapids Innovation Park

Michigan State University’s vision for the Grand Rapids Innovation Park is to create a health care innovation hub that will spur collaboration with biomedical, bioengineering and health care technology, and locate industries to commercialize, patent and license research and innovation.

Chandler lab working with data on a computer

A compelling platform to leverage academic and industrial partnerships

The combined strengths of MSU biomedical research, big data and analytics, a robust statewide educational and research network, and West Michigan's outstanding health systems can work together to transform health care.

The innovation cycle explained

Steece-Collier lab working with microscope

Public Private Partnership

MSU has formed a public private partnership (P3) with Health Innovation Partners to design, construct, and operate a 200,000 square foot medical innovation building located next to the MSU Grand Rapids Research Center. The Doug Meijer Medical Innovation Building, slated to open fall 2021, will capitalize on the momentum of the strong regional health care and research institutions on the Grand Rapids Medical Mile to transform health through commercializing research and innovation.

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Map of current Grand Rapids Research Center lot with two proposed buildings and a parking deck. The current building is located on the southwest corner of the lot on the corner of Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue. The second building is planned east of the current building. The third building is north of the current building. The parking deck is planned for the northeast corner of the lot.

Biomedical footprint in Grand Rapids

The six-story Grand Rapids Research Building, which includes 33 principal investigators and their research teams, anchors the biomedical footprint on Medical Mile. Phase II of the project is the Medical Innovation Building, slated to open in late 2021, and a 600-car parking structure. The site may include a future building for additional, yet-to-be-determined, program space to complement the research, education and innovation mission of MSU.