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Research Initiatives

Through MnDRIVE, we are engaging interdisciplinary partners from across the U of M and beyond to address grand challenges and advance the research mission.

MnDrive: Minnesota's Discovery; Research and InnoVation Economy
We are discovering solutions to society's greatest challenges through multidisciplinary research collaborations and business partnerships throughout the state.
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A research partnership with state leadership is producing innovations in robotics, brain treatments, global food systems, and transforming wastes in soil.
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Learn more about the impact of University of Minnesota research and its role in advancing innovation and fostering economic development in the region. View research statistics

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8th

among US public research institutions

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$940M

in research expenditures

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120+

startup companies based on U of M research

From Inquiry

Explore the impact of research on our world.

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A program out of U of M Libraries pairs faculty members with a team of expert librarians to make fast progress on a specific research or teaching project.

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The Minnesota Futures Grant Program is offered annually by the Office of the Vice President for Research to promote research that incorporates new, cross-disciplinary ideas. The most recent cycle saw 35 submissions, with two proposals awarded a total of $499,367.

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