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Jan 26, 2023

Tech Comm has designed and launched a new request form and central portal for managing research agreements that protect intellectual property (IP), including MTAs, NDAs, and PMTAs.

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Dec 27, 2022

This McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor will be celebrating 25 years at the University of Minnesota and has been able to translate her research expertise into working on innovative healthcare problems in the NSF ERC, ATP-BioTM.

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Nov 21, 2022

The 6th annual conference gave women innovators and other attendees a space to gather and connect while listening to keynote speeches by local entrepreneurs Mary Grove and Damaris Hollingsworth and attending breakout sessions to nurture their innovation skills.

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