The U has revamped its central business office in its research arm to better connect economic development activities across the university and increase outreach to business partners throughout the state.
The Office of the Vice President for Research has embarked on a strategic planning process that will drive increased focus, alignment and excellence for the University of Minnesota’s research mission over the next five years and beyond.
Last week, MinnPost published an Op Ed by University of Minnesota Vice President for Research, Dr. Brian Herman, regarding the nation’s “innovation deficit”—and the impacts being felt here in Minnesota.
The Office of the Vice President for Research is pleased to announce the recent expansion of its bridge funding program, designed to provide interim support for research projects that experience a temporary lapse in external funding.
Mechanical engineering professor Durfee and his team are leading a project through the seven-university Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power to design the first untethered, lightweight, hydraulic-powered ankle orthosis that will power up human motion.