University of Minnesota
Office of the Vice President for Research

Office of the Vice President for Research : University of MinnesotaOffice of the Vice President for Research : University of Minnesota

For business & partners

The U of M is among the top research institutions in the nation and is a powerful economic engine for the state, creating $8.6 billion in total economic impact annually.

Economic development

The Office of University Economic Development is the front door to the U of M, helping external partners to connect with resources, services and expertise at the university.
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Technology transfer

The Office for Technology Commercialization oversees all aspects of technology commercialization at the U of M, from patents and licensing to startups.
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Industry-sponsored research

Minnesota Innovation Partnerships (MN-IP) is a unique approach to the way the U of M handles intellectual property arising from research projects funded by business and industry partners.
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Research agreements

U of M scientists often share their data and materials with business partners and other researchers via material transfer and un-funded research agreements.
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