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October 16 1:00 p.m. to November 22 12:00 p.m.

Technology Commercialization

Fall 2019 Min-Corps Innovation Value Proposition Design Workshops are for students, staff and faculty exploring the market potential of specific innovations emerging from their research. These sessions are also open to external participants preparing proposals for SBIR or STTR grants. 

1-4 PM on Oct 16, Oct 23, Nov 6, Nov 20
Taught by Martha Sewall, medical innovation consultant and former exec at Smiths Medical, who has launched >15 medical products.
Register for Medical Innovation Workshops

Science & Engineering
1-4 PM on Oct 17, Oct 24, Nov 7, Nov 21
Taught by Dale Nugent, engineering innovation consultant and former Technology Marketing Manager and Venture Executive at UMN Technology Commercialization office. He has also mentored in two NSF I-Corps National Teams cohorts.
Register for Science & Engineering Innovation Workshops

Agriculture, Food & Environment
9 AM - 12 PM on Oct 18, Oct 25, Nov 8, Nov 22
Taught by Carla Pavone, Program Director of MIN-Corps and Associate Director of the Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship.
Register for Agriculture, Food & Environment Innovation Workshops

These hands-on sessions cover product-market fit, customer discovery, pathway to commercialization, market assessment. The workshops are designed to explore the potential commercialization of specific innovations. Workshops are:

  • FREE to current university students, staff and faculty. $999 for nonacademic participants
  • Lead by instructors with discipline-specific technology commercialization experience
  • Where participants can gain one-on-one advice from industry experts and entrepreneurs
  • How participants access MIN-Corps grants up to $3,000 to UMN-affiliated projects for customer research
  • Where successful completion can lead to nomination of academic teams for NSF I-Corps National Teams program, with a $50,000 grant