Fund Facts: Steve Haakenson, BRCC
On this episode of Fund Facts—a video series focused on venture capitalists, angel investors and other funders critical to Michigan’s entrepreneurial ecosystem—we sit down with Steve Haakenson, executive director of the Biosciences Research and Commercialization Center (BRCC).
University Programs Drive Michigan’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Research
Michigan’s universities and research institutions contribute to the state’s entrepreneurial spirit and innovation through unequaled collaboration with hospitals, research centers, service providers, and venture capital professionals throughout the state.
Michigan Medical Innovation Makes Nursing Safer
We tend to think of "innovation" as something that happens in a flash of creative insight. And many innovations undoubtedly begin with a "eureka!" moment. But as Spectrum Health Innovations (SHI) shows through its ongoing partnership with the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) engineering department, turning those magical moments into products with commercial potential takes rigorous thought, experimentation, and problem-solving. Which is exactly the process Michigan's innovation ecosystem exists to support.