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200 UMN Startup Companies Launched [rocket ship icons]; picture of Jaime Modiano with a german shepherd;  #1 in Tech Transfer among heartland universities
May 16, 2022

The University of Minnesota has launched 200 startup companies since 2006, a major milestone, and has been ranked first for technology transfer within the heartland, a 20-state region, and fifth among all US public universities.

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UMN and Sandia National Labs Kick Off Partnership to Advance National Security Research: pictures of Susan Seestrom, Michael Oakes, and Andrew G. Alleyne
May 4, 2022

The University of Minnesota and Sandia National Laboratories are implementing a foundation for increased research interactions and collaborations between individual staff, faculty, and students at the two institutions.

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Maroon and grey image: Research Technical Staff Award; Office of the Vice President for Research
Apr 29, 2022

The Research Technical Staff Award recognizes staff for their distinguished service to the UMN research community and celebrates exemplary leadership that positively impacted their colleagues and advanced the University's mission.

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Innovation Impact Case Award
Apr 19, 2022

The Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) has announced the recipients of its inaugural Innovation Impact Case Award, which recognizes University of Minnesota research that has led to significant impact outside of academia. 

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Man with plasma igniter controller in tech lab.
Apr 19, 2022

Driven by the urgency of climate change, UMN researcher Sayan Biswas invented a spark plug alternative that potentially leaves no carbon footprint.

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Bob Vince and Swati More
Apr 19, 2022

UMN researchers develop a noninvasive, cost-effective eye imaging camera that can detect Alzheimer’s disease even before symptoms are evident.

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UMN Technology Commercialization
Apr 15, 2022

Technology Commercialization is excited to announce the Early Innovation Fund, a new competitive grant program to fund short-term projects that advance early-stage innovations.

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Anne Hall accepting award in front of large screen
Apr 14, 2022

As universities increasingly recognize the importance of inclusivity and diversity in academia, Anne Hall and others at Tech Comm use data analysis, targeted programming, and broader representation to lead the way to a more equitable innovation ecosystem.

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Qiuge Zhang in a lab, holding glass tubes in a gloved hand.
Apr 11, 2022

Graduate student Qiuge Zhang develops ways for bacteria to produce and deliver protein drugs to treat human diseases.

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Headshot of Tony Oman
Apr 1, 2022

According to Tony Oman, valuation is not a hard science – it’s more like a craft. Still, he had concrete wisdom to impart in the Startup Valuations 101 webinar.

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