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 Military 2 Market (M2M)
Military 2 Market (M2M) allows students to evaluate and develop commercialization  applications for the Navy’s patented inventions. M2M is a partnership between the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Crane and Ball State’s Entrepreneurship Center.

As a result of the partnership, NSWC Crane receives a thorough assessment of a technology’s commercialization potential while students have access to real-world products as the basis for their business plans, a key requirement for the M2M program.

U.S. News & World Report in 2011 listed M2M first among “10 College Classes That Impact the Outside World,” putting us in the same company as Villanova and Carnegie Mellon universities. M2M also received the Partnership Award from the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer Midwest Region. Entrepreneurship has been nationally ranked in the top 15 by U.S. News & World Report since 1999 and is one of Ball State’s 40 nationally ranked or recognized academic programs.