Spartan Ventures, a venture capital subsidiary of the Michigan State University Foundation created last year to help identify, evaluate, and invest in promising technologies developed by MSU researchers, has been shut down by the foundation, BTW learned this week.
 
According to officials, Spartan Ventures was dissolved because the foundation does not want to “overextend” its resources as it commits more money to basic research and Michigan State University’s recently revamped technology-transfer office.

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