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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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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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Eight people standing in a line, smiling, professionally dressed
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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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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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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Qiuge Zhang in a lab, holding glass tubes in a gloved hand.
Apr 11, 2022

Graduate student Qiuge Zhang develops ways for bacteria to produce and deliver protein drugs to treat human diseases.

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Headshot of Tony Oman
Apr 1, 2022

According to Tony Oman, valuation is not a hard science – it’s more like a craft. Still, he had concrete wisdom to impart in the Startup Valuations 101 webinar.

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Portrait of Beth Stadler
Feb 17, 2022

Professor Beth Stadler invented microscopic nanowires that can be rapidly heated for use in nanoelectronics and potentially help make cryogenically-preserved organs available for donation.

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