Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT) is focused on providing high-quality diamond materials for advanced, non-gemstone applications such as quantum, high-power electronics, advanced optics, and advanced detectors. GLCT’s vision is a future in which advanced crystalline diamond materials bring about broad based benefits in a multitude of applications throughout the world, and GLCT’s mission is to be the leading provider of high-performance diamond materials enabling these high-technology applications. GLCT was spun out of Michigan State University (MSU) in 2019, and is proud to be the only Designed in USA and Made in the USA provider of high quality diamond products. GLCT maintains an R&D facility in East Lansing and a strong presence in Chicago. GLCT aims to grow and expand in the Midwest (“Diamond Prairie”) to create both social and economic capital for the region while impacting US National Interests and humanity
The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Regional Network – Midwest at Purdue is a pilot initiative to create a new science and technology ecosystem in which partners from universities, businesses of all sizes, other government agencies, and venture capitalists help the lab research and accelerate high-risk case studies. The Regional Networks aim to leverage research, translation, and workforce development successes across the country, while also integrating stakeholders to encourage S&T exchanges and drive meaningful innovation.
The AFRL Regional Network – Midwest enables breadth and depth across university networks to partner on collaborative science and technology initiatives, further connecting talented researchers to shared goals.
The Midwest Network empowers Fortune 500 companies and subject matter experts to create a brighter manufacturing future. Our partners benefit from access to a unique group focused on solutions, experimentation, and testing to get solutions created and done quickly and into the hands of those who serve.
The Midwest Network partners with venture capital firms and other investors to bring their research and development efforts to market. They also collaborate with universities, industry leaders, and startups to ensure their technologies are developed in a cost-effective way that maximizes the value of the research efforts.
The Midwest Network is committed to developing cutting-edge technologies that benefit the U.S. government and its partners. These partnerships enable leveraging vast and disparate resources and expertise to develop innovative technologies for use in national defense systems and other government initiatives.