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graphic representation of the UMN tech comm ecosystem
Jun 23, 2022

Star Tribune op-ed highlights the UMN Tech Comm team and economic importance of tech transfer.

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Graphic representation of the UMN tech comm ecosystem
Jun 23, 2022

Michael Oakes weighs in on the economic importance of research universities in a Star Tribune op-ed.

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Blue abstract background with gold/white text: Research Infrastructure - Office of the Vice President for Research
Jun 14, 2022

OVPR has announced the recipients of the 2022 Research Infrastructure Investment Program awards. The program provides funding to ensure the viability of critical facilities and research support services across the University.

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Siba Das standing in office, NovoClade logo
Jun 9, 2022

Recent recipient of a $1 million SBIR grant and NovoClade founder Siba Das worked with several UMN programs, including the Venture Center and Discovery Launchpad, along his journey from scientist to startup executive.

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Jun 8, 2022

12 startups participated in Walleye Tank, a life science pitch competition produced by UMN Tech Comm and the Mayo Clinic to highlight companies that are tackling challenging healthcare problems in unique ways. 

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Jessica Hellmann and Geofinancial Analytics logo
Jun 6, 2022

In addition to impacting climate change through her scholarship and the work of the University’s Institute on the Environment (IonE), Jessica Hellmann finds success in a third pathway through entrepreneurship via Geofinancial Analytics, a startup company based on her research ideas and collaborations formed through the IonE.

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Minnesota Futures: OVPR grants $500k to lead pollution & cancer research projects (including images representing lead pollution and cancer cells)
Jun 3, 2022

OVPR granted nearly $500,000 to two projects, one to study ways to mitigate lead pollution in Minnesota soil and water and another to develop models to better understand the development of rare but deadly tumors. 

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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
Jun 1, 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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Portrait of Carrie Haskell-Luevano
May 27, 2022

Carrie Haskell-Luevano develops novel chemical compounds and molecular tools for healthcare applications.

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May 26, 2022

The University of Minnesota Office of Budget and Finance has reached an agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) on the FY23 fringe benefit rates.

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