Services & Expertise
RIO provides services and support to the University of Minnesota research community through our administrative units.
The University of Minnesota is a top public research institution conducting innovative and impactful research across a broad range of fields and disciplines. Our researchers improve our understanding of the world and help facilitate technologies and ideas that positively impact the prosperity, welfare, and security of our communities, state, nation, and beyond.
The Polar Geospatial Center’s important role in polar science research includes high resolution mapping and elevation models, customized data products, and ongoing contributions to Antarctic place naming procedures and policies.
UMN's Research Enterprise
The University of Minnesota had $1.13 billion in external research award funding in fiscal year 2023, the second largest award total ever.
Learn about the impact of UMN research and its role in advancing innovation and fostering economic development in the region. View research statistics.
VP for Research and Innovation Shashank Priya visited Kiel University to discuss current research collaborations and potential areas of collaboration.
Members of the Research and Innovation Office and Tech Comm met with representatives from Collaboration.ai and the United States Air Force Digital Transformation Office to discuss novel ways to connect technology innovation to government needs.