Through our extensive research capabilities, we strive to bridge the gap between theory and real-world applications. The Axia Institute research builds on MSU’s strong interdisciplinary capabilities by linking faculty from some of the top academic programs and other leaders in the field. Researchers collaborate with undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral researchers, and corporate sponsors to develop and apply new knowledge that will improve all types of public and private value chains. The Axia Institute is also in the process of expanding its research groups to include experts from other universities and institutes.
MSU Colleges Active in the Axia Institute Research
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Eli Broad College of Business
College of Engineering
College of Social Science
School of Criminal Justice
School of Packaging
BEACON: An NSF Center for the Study of Evolution of Action
The research strategy focuses on four research application areas applicable to both business and the non-profit sector: Water Quality and Water Delivery, Food Safety and Sustainability, Global Manufacturing and Value Chain Integration. Examples include:
The versatility of the value chain approach yields a wide range of benefits, depending on the project, the challenge it is trying to solve and the proposed solutions. Benefits may include:
Enhancing value at every step for businesses and non-profits, large and small.