Grand Valley State University expanding applied Medical Device Institute
University receiving $1 million in federal funding.
Grand Valley State University established its applied Medical Device Institute in 2015. The concept engaging students and faculty assisting business with sensitive dilemmas seeking real-world solutions. Grand Valley’s aMDI researchers have assisted 26 clients on 40 projects.
Through the federal government’s 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, GVSU’s aMDI is receiving $1 million it will use to expand solution-driven research and invest in new technologies. U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer was instrumental in securing the funding.
Paul Plotkowski, dean of the Padnos College of Engineering and Computing said "This will mean supporting more companies in broader areas of product design and launch. Through this, we will be able to enrich the education of many more students through internships, cooperative education and graduate assistantships.”
GVSU President Philomena V. Mantella explained this is another public-private partnership serving as an economic catalyst for the region.