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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 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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We have launched over 200 startup companies based on U of M research.


May 27 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a lifescience startup tradition: Walleye Tank pitch competition highlighting Minnesota and Minnesota-connected innovators.