RIO News & Announcements

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) oversees the $1 billion annual research enterprise at the University of Minnesota, a top public research university. RIO works with a broad range of units and partners to advance the research mission and tracks key research metrics for the University.
 

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Recent RIO News & Announcements

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UMN and N.C. A&T Kick Off Research Partnership Program

April 17, 2024

The new research partnership program will connect UMN with a leading research-intensive HBCU.

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University of Minnesota Research Leaders Meet with BioMADE

April 16, 2024

UMN research leaders met with BioMADE representatives to discuss partnership opportunities for UMN researchers and students.

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Research Technical Staff Award

Seeking Nominations for Research Technical Staff Award

April 16, 2024

The annual UMN Research Ethics Day Conference focused on the importance of building partnerships to advance ethical research and featured presentations by 10 experts and an audience of more than 600 from universities, companies, health care organizations, and government agencies across the U.S. and around the world.

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2024 Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Seed Grants Recipients Announced

April 10, 2024

Six projects focused on using biotechnology and biomanufacturing to develop environmental solutions and expand the regional bio-economy received a total of $795,392 in funding over the next two years. 

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Sandia Day at UMN: April 10

April 2, 2024

Join us April 10, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m., for Sandia Day at UMN to learn about Sandia National Laboratories and potential partnerships and projects.

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Thierry Boudet Transitions to New Role as Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives

March 19, 2024

In his new role, Thierry Boudet is responsible for high-impact assignments that advance the VPR's strategic priorities and grow the University's research enterprise.

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Innovation Impact Case Award

Apply Starting April 1 - Innovation Impact Case Award

March 19, 2024

This award recognizes research that has led to significant impact outside of academia and has made a meaningful difference in our communities. 

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Transforming Sustainability Research into Industry Action

March 18, 2024

Institute on the Environment (IonE) research scientist Rylie Pelton applies her IonE sustainability learnings to the real world through her consulting company, LEIF, LLC.

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Emily Fairfax

Using AI to Support Beaver Conservation

March 18, 2024

Emily Fairfax’s passion for all things beaver shines through her research, which uses artificial intelligence to better understand beaver contributions to the landscape and led to a collaboration with Google.

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