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Recent RIO News & Announcements
Vice President for Research and Innovation Shashank Priya highlighted the continued growth of the UMN research enterprise, which has climbed two places in its ranking among US public research universities, and vision for the future at the December Board of Regents meeting.
Laura Fingerson has joined the Research and Innovation Office leadership team as assistant vice president for research and chief of staff.
The University of Minnesota's high impact Research 2030 strategy will help inform new initiatives that leverage UMN strengths, align with external funders’ priorities, and address global issues.
The Plant Protein Innovation Center demonstrates how academia and industry can work together to accelerate significant research with real-world impact.
UMN researchers Ben Held and Ryan Murphy are using survivor elms to grow Dutch elm disease-resistant trees while learning more about resistance mechanisms.
Pivot is a comprehensive database of funding opportunities and collaborators that provides access to currently available research opportunities from a variety of sources. Training is available for researchers and research administrators.
The Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Seed Grants will connect PIs and their research teams with Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation Center (BBIC) initiatives. The seed grants are six awards of up to $100,000 per year for up to two years and aim to stimulate research in priority areas.