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2017 archive

Summit Medical licenses technology from UofM medical school

Star Tribune
June 5, 2017

The Turing Tumble lets you and your kids build real mechanical computers

Tech Crunch
May 30, 2017

U of M startup enVerde to commercialize WtE technology

Biomass Magazine
May 25, 2017

U of M Ranked as Sixth-Best U.S. Public University for Technology Transfer

Twin Cities Business
May 24, 2017

Medical device giant Philips buys St. Paul-based RespirTech, maker of vests to assist breathing

Star Tribune
May 22, 2017

Sunday conversation: Jay Schrankler, new ventures chief at University of Minnesota

Star Tribune
April 22, 2017

2017 Titans of Technology: Terri Soutor

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
April 14, 2017

U of Minnesota researchers develop nano-sponge that can decontaminate large bodies of water

Tech Transfer Central
March 30, 2017

Four inventors honored by University of Minnesota

Finance & Commerce
March 29, 2017

Minnesota Moment: University Researchers Awarded for Efforts to Make Environmentally-Friendly Plastic Bags

March 28, 2017

U Of M Tech Aiming To ‘Transform’ Chemotherapy Lands On U.S. Patent Desk

Twin Cities Business
March 15, 2017

Biotech startup spun out of U of M raises $1.9M

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
March 7, 2017

Startup Showcase: Pharma veteran ventures into drug-resistant drugs

Pioneer Press
Feb. 11, 2017

TerraCOH believes it can tap the potential of geothermal energy

Star Tribune
Jan. 7, 2017

U of M Researchers Could Bring Life Saving Tool to First Responders Everywhere

Jan. 5, 2017

2016 archive

U Of M Renews Commercialization Push For Sidetracked Blood-Loss Therapy

Twin Cities Business
Dec. 28, 2016

Below the radar, Minnesota bio firms bloom

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Dec. 16, 2016

U of M aims to inspire nurses to become entrepreneurs

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Dec. 14, 2016

Veteran Medtech Player Seeks To Commercialize U Of M Blood ‘Washing’ Device

Twin Cities Business
Dec. 7, 2016

SweeTango apple rolls out across Europe

Fresh Fruit Portal
Dec. 5, 2016

A seed for the future; DCA, new worker looking to help Hormel Institute commercialize its findings

Austin Daily Herald
Nov. 15, 2016

Startup School Femtech Preview: Terri Soutor on Growing and Scaling

Oct. 28, 2016

Vidku becomes Flipgrid in product strategy shift

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Oct. 17, 2016

U Of M-Developed Gene Editing Technologies Making Waves In Agriculture, Medicine

Twin Cities Business
Oct. 12, 2016​

U's tech office to partner with Wisconsin business accelerator

Star Tribune
Sept. 27, 2016

Two University startups present to Congress

Minnesota Daily
Sept. 20, 2016

U of M Anti-Cancer Drug Candidates Get Backing From Florida Bio-Entrepreneur

Twin Cities Business
Sept. 7, 2016

The Future Of Educational Technology

Aug. 23, 2016

University of Minnesota cranks out a record number of startups (again)

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Aug. 18, 2016

Good news and even better news for those who love Minnesota wine

Star Tribune
Aug. 10, 2016

What Promising U Of M Biotech Research Is Nearing Commercialization?

Twin Cities Business
July 20, 2016

Biotech Firm, Incubator Land Funding For New Cancer Research Lab In Two Harbors

Twin Cities Business
July 6, 2016

How do you know if the parking lot is full?

Fleet Owner
July 1, 2016

Reaching For Dollars

Minnesota Business
June 20, 2016

U launches 100th startup company to commercialize technology

June 7, 2016

Med-tech partnership promotes Minnesota as a place to do business

Star Tribune
May 10, 2016

U of M Tech Transfer Reflection Sciences Is Raising $1m

May 3, 2016

Clusters & Mergers

Site Selection Magazine
April 29, 2016

EmboMedics Receives $4.3M Infusion For Cancer Treatment Device

Twin Cities Business
April 11, 2016

Progress MN: Calyxt, Inc.

Finance & Commerce
April 8, 2016

U of M Tech Transfer Andas Is Raising $750k

Feb. 18, 2016

U of Minnesota expands business-friendly licensing program with royalty-free option

Tech Transfer Central
Feb. 3, 2016

Disappearing-bead startup spun out of University of Minnesota raises $4.3M

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Jan. 28, 2016

2015 archive

University of Minnesota breathing-tech spinoff Andarta raises $1.9M

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Dec. 28, 2015

University of Minnesota center cultivates cold-hardy grapes

MPR News
Dec. 14, 2015

Startup lands $1.2M to develop personalized doc reports

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Dec. 10, 2015

Minneapolis start-up wins federal grant to develop educational biology game

Star Tribune
Dec. 2, 2015

What's the most promising Minnesota startup of 2015?

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Dec. 1, 2015

Climate Change: A boost for northern wines?

MPR News
Nov. 17, 2015

Fresh Out From The U of M, This Edutech Startup Is Ready To Scale

Sept. 18, 2015

Can't get your startup funded in Silicon Valley? Think Minnesota

Sept. 13, 2015

The Science of a Strong Start

Huffington Post
Sept. 7, 2015

Scientists trying to make common carp a lot less so

MPR News
Sept. 1, 2015

16 startups set University of Minnesota record

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Aug. 24, 2015

U technology is key to potent drug to treat blood cancer

Star Tribune
Jun. 12, 2015

U of M streamlines licensing for IP and research

Minnesota Business
Mar. 25, 2015

Maplewood company prepares to cultivate tobacco-based vaccines

Lillie Suburban News
Mar. 18, 2015

University of Minnesota-born startup Vidku raises $17M in 17 days

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Feb. 26, 2015

In tiny electrons, University of Minnesota professor sees infinite potential

Star Tribune
Jan. 24, 2015

U researchers make sustainable magnet

Minnesota Daily
Jan. 21, 2015

2014 archive

Universities Push Harder Into Realm of Startups

Wall Street Journal
Dec. 17, 2014

U makes the grade on performance goals set by Legislature

MPR News
Dec. 11, 2014

Reinventing tech transfer

Dec. 9, 2014

Why You Want IP For Your Startup

Dec. 1, 2014

University pushes research from the labs to the market

Minnesota Daily
Nov. 24, 2014

A Poopy Pill to Treat Hospital Infections

Bloomberg Business
Oct. 16, 2014

Your Smartphone Would Be Dumb Without Federally Funded University Research

Huffington Post
Oct. 14, 2014

Rethinking intellectual property policies

Chemical Engineering
Oct. 1, 2014

A push to sell research

Minnesota Daily
Sep. 9, 2014

This Startup Wants You To Control Everything In Your Home By Pointing At What You Want

Business Insider
Sep. 1, 2014

Getting Real In The Real World: The Latest In University-Business Partnerships

Aug. 25, 2014

University of Minnesota rethinks venture capital funds

Dee Depass
Aug. 19, 2014

University Says Faculty Research Fuels 15 Startups

CBS Local
Aug. 14, 2014

Uponor invests in U of M startup Upstream Technologies

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Jul. 28, 2014

Eureka! winner: University of Minnesota Office of Technology Commercialization

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Jun. 13, 2014

U returns rights to students

Minnesota Daily
Feb. 20, 2014

U cuts red tape for student inventors

Star Tribune
Feb. 19, 2014

U Minn’s sponsored research agreement model is a hit with corporations

Technology Transfer Tactics
Jan. 30, 2014

2012 archive

Smartphone app steers drivers toward safety

The Better World Project, 12.31.12

Good question: where do apps come from?

CBS Minnesota, 12.27.12

University of Minnesota to create pair of venture capital funds

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, 12.04.12

From the creators of Honeycrisp, SweeTango apples crop up

ABC WLS-TV Chicago, 10.12.12

Innovation Spotlight: High Strength Magnets with No Rare Earths

TechConnect, 10.10.12

Boston Scientific, University of Minnesota sign ‘master research’ pact

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, 10.04.12

Kaler shares university's business savvy at D.C. forum

Star Tribune, 10.02.12

Retiring VP Mulcahy retooled U research

UM News, 9.23.12

The serious side of gaming

UM News, 9.12.12

U of M’s Tim Mulcahy wants to spur business investment, political alliances

Politics in Minnesota, 8.15.12

New, improved Med Devices Center to replace parking garage

Star Tribune, 7.26.12

University of Minnesota licenses Clinical Decision Support technology, 7.10.12

Sustainable: University of Minnesota startup has first licensee for technology

Finance & Commerce, 7.06.12

Scientists Discover Way To Improve Efficiencies In Fuel, Chemical And Pharmaceutical Industries

Red Orbit, 6.29.12

Health beat: Patient safety is no game - until now

Star Tribune, 5.21.12

University of Minnesota startup to treat challenging bacterial infection

PharmaLive, 5.16.12

Life-saving blood loss therapy moves toward commercialization

Sliderocket presentation, 4.20.12

U technology to help in green energy generation project, 4.19.12

Smoothing out the bumps of compressed-air storage

Midewest Energy News, 4.18.12

U researcher John Ohlfest outlines the benefits of an experimental therapy

Foundation for Medical Research, 4.11.12

U's research in transportation leads to business opportunities

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, 2.10.12

Startup to develop antidote to cyanide poisoning

R&D Magazine, 2.9.12

Staff interviews: Rick Huebsch, Andrew Morrow, Karen Kaehler, Dale Nugent

TECHdotMN, 01.27.12

Could this be the magic bullet reducing R&D cycles of new medical devices?

Med City News, 02.07.12

Carlson School class weighs in on would-be medical devices

Star Tribune, 01.28.12

U Startup Builds App for Safer Teen Driving

Twin Cities Business, 01.17.12

2011 archive

Industry-backed U research touted

Star Tribune, 12.09.11

Crunch - Building a better apple

The New Yorker, 11.21.11

U hopes tech will smarten traffic

Pioneer Press, 11.01.11

U of M spinout CaSTT closes $600k series A, 10.28.11

Severe blood loss treatment revived, headed for trials in 2012, 10.20.11

U of M Research Spawns Green Startup

Twin Cities Business, 10.06.11

Show-and-tell at the U of M highlights promising tech ideas

Finance & Commerce, 9.23.11

U of M receives positive review of its tech transfer program

Star Tribune, 9.19.11

U of M says they may have food safety answer

Kare 11 News, 8.5.11

U of M licenses technology to online gaming startup

Twin Cities Business, 7.28.11

U of M startup to commercialize medical device for pulmonary hypertension

Star Tribune, 6.23.11

University uses royalties to improve research infrastructure

MPR News, 6.16.11

Project Skyway Announces Bootcamp Weekend Finalists

Tech{dot}MN, 6.3.11

How degrading? University of Minnesota experiments degradable plastics

Smart Planet, 5.26.11

Univeristy startup identifies first product, seeks $5M in new funding

MedCity News, 5.4.11

Univeristy of Minnesota licenses software to Arizona-based business

Star Tribune, 4.15.11

University licensee Steady State Imaging joins GE Healthcare

Star Tribune, 4.14.11

Local startup plans to license non-invasive clogged arteries treatment

Star Tribune, 3.23.11

Innovators and entrepreneurs hash out tech transfer issues at MOJO MN event

The Line, 3.2.11

Instrumentation: Aerodyne Spectrometers Ease Particle Research

Chemical Engineering News, 2.7.11

U of M startup will seeks to benefit the environment

UM News, 2.3.11

Buses using virtual world to navigate

Star Tribune, 1.18.11

2010 archive

2010: A Minnesota Startup/Innovation Highlights Reel

The OTC makes the list posted on the Star Tribune of 2010 startup and innovation highlights that are keeping Minnesota on the front burner. +More

Ion sensors could reduce toxic waste emitted from mines

The Engineer featured an article about the ion selective electorde (ISE) sensor that was recently licensed by United Science, a Minnesota startup company. +More

University of Minnesota licenses sensor technology to Minnesota Startup

United Science has licensed a sensor technology developed at the U of M that could prevent toxic byproducts of mining and other industries from ending up in the environment. +More

University professor develops software to plan evacuations

The evacuation route planning and large event transportation software can plan evacuation routes for hundreds of thousands of people in minutes. +More

A new way to protect plants

The Star Tribune featured an article on a University technology that was recently licensed by OTC to Repellex USA. +More

Minneapolis St. Paul Journal Features OTC's Researcher Workshop

MSP Business Journal recenlty published an article on the OTC's recent researcher workshop. +More

XO Thermix Medical, a new University-based startup

University startup, based on the research of Dr. Erik Cressman, will offer novel treatment for serious and painful vein condition. +More

Twin Cities Business features Miromatrix

TCB recently published an article on Miromatrix, a new University startup company. +More

U of M finalizes license agreement to form startup company

The company, Miromatrix, is based on Dr. Doris Taylor's research. +More

3M gives U of M Law School royalty-bearing patents

The U of M Law School & OTC have received a significant gift of royalty-bearing patents from 3M. +More

U of M startup, Orasi Medical wins Red Herring Award

Orasi Medical, announced that it is a winner of the Red Herring Global 100 award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from around the world. +More

MedCity News takes a deeper look at Tech Transfer at the U

Tom Lee from MedCity News gives kudos to University of Minnesota Technology Transfer. + More

Technology commercialization: from research to revenue

As other sources dry up, revenue from research commercialization is becoming increasingly important for American universities. Attracting that revenue, however, is a complex process. + More

Check out the OVPR's website that explores the impact of research on our world: Inquiry: Exploring university research

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