Great Lakes Crystal Technologies (GLCT), a new startup in Michigan’s Capitol Region, was selected for an award under the US Air Force’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program. Their Phase I STTR proposal entitled “Diamond Materials for Quantum Technologies” includes a close partnership with Michigan State University as the STTR Research Institution. The project seeks to identify Air Force applications addressable by diamond enabled quantum technologies and to develop diamond synthesis methods that best address those applications.

GLCT’s project funding benefits from matching funds from Spartan Innovations and Red Cedar Ventures, both subsidiaries of MSU Foundation, and also the Michigan Emerging Technologies Fund which is managed by Michigan’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC).

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 large area single crystal diamond materials for non-gemstone applications.