Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT), a high-tech startup in Michigan’s Capitol Region, has been selected for additional support under the Michigan Business Accelerator Fund (BAF) program which is managed by the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and administered in the Lansing region by Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP).

GLCT’s new BAF project will support 3 different Michigan based professional service providers to help GLCT establish an ISO-9001:2015 compliant quality management system and to test and improve its accounting system to ensure compliance with federal contracting requirements.

Keith Evans, GLCT’s president and CEO stated, “We are thankful for this BAF support, which will help us ensure we are doing things right in the federal contracts area and that we have a proper quality management system in place to support our aggressive growth plans.”

About Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT)

GLCT is a spin out of the world-class diamond research collaboration between Michigan State University (MSU) and MSU-located Fraunhofer USA Center for Coatings and Diamond Technologies (CCD). GLCT’s mission is to become the leading supplier of high-performance diamond materials for advanced (non-gemstone) applications.

About Michigan State University (MSU)

Michigan State University is a member of the Association of American Universities and one of the top 100 research universities in the world and was founded in 1855. For more information about MSU visit

About Fraunhofer USA

Fraunhofer USA, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of applied research. Fraunhofer USA was founded in 1994 to conduct applied R & D for customers from industry and state government and the federal government in the United States. Partnering with Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, Europe’s largest application-oriented research and development organization, Fraunhofer USA can offer both domestic and international resources to enhance its portfolio of R&D services. For more information, please visit