MIN-Corps Spring 2020 Program Schedule Announced

MIN-Corps is hosting a series of seminars and coaching that teach innovators how to translate research to products with real-world impact. The events are free to UMN Grad Students, Postdocs, Fellows, Research Scientists & Faculty.

Go to the MIN-Corp website to see the full list of programming and to register.


Innovation Commercialization + Entrepreneurship = Impact

11:30-1:00 p.m. at The Toaster, the new innovation hub, at Walter Library on the East Bank.

  • NSF I-Corps: From Lab to Impact (2/17)
  • Launching a Science/Tech Startup (3/02)
  • Assessing a Science/Tech Opportunity (4/06)
  • Help! Startup and Commercialization Resources (5/04)

Increasing Research Impact Through Commercialization (for Veterinary Innovators)

Noon -1:30 in St Paul.

  • Intellectual Property Basics and Processes (2/11)
  • Working with a Corporate Research Partner or Sponsor (2/25)
  • Experiences of Veterinary Innovators in Startups & Established Firms (3/17)
  • Academic and Industry Researcher Roles in Commercialization (4/07)

Value Proposition Design Workshops

Four half-day hands-on sessions: product-market fit, customer discovery, pathway to commercialization, market assessment. NSF-funded grants (up to $3,000) available for customer research. Successful completion can lead to nomination to the I-Corps National Teams program, including a $50,000 grant.

  • Medical (2/26, 3/04, 3/18, 4/01)
  • Science & Engineering (2/27, 3/05, 3/19, 4/2)
  • Agriculture, Food & Environment (2/28, 3/6, 3/20, 4/3)

Emerging Opportunities Forums

From Tech Comm Discovery Launch Pad and Holmes Center for Entrepreneurship.

  • Securing Intellectual Property (2/25)
  • Digital Marketing for High Tech Startups (3/17)
  • Early Stage Startup Funding (4/14)
  • The Cap Table and Preserving Equity (4/21)