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The Axia Institute® is a premier research and education center dedicated to developing effective and sustainable solutions to improve public and private value chains. Established by Michigan State University in 2013, the Axia Institute is part of MSU’s Office of Research and Innovation and partners with industry to solve grand challenges and conduct cross-disciplinary research in areas of value chain optimization, data analytics, RFID technology, smart packaging, anti-counterfeiting, and water and food safety. The Institute was founded by leaders in value chain creation and development at MSU, including the Eli Broad College of Business, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the College of Engineering, the College of Social Science, and the School of Packaging. Founding donors include Dow, The Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation, the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, the Dow Company Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation.