U Minnesota Launches New Portal as “Front Door” for Corporations Seeking Engagement

The new portal, Industry Engagement at the U, provides a simple, straightforward waypoint for industry leaders to connect with experts in academia to discuss collaboration.

Steven Corkery, UMF’s associate vice president of corporate and foundation relations, said the portal can help companies navigate big and small engagement opportunities, from from recruiting talent to finding new branding opportunities and sponsoring research.

“Our job is to help companies navigate the university and connect companies with resources at the university that will help them with their business needs,” Corkery said. “Often, the expertise of university faculty and the research infrastructure found here provide new ways to address these needs, and in some cases they inspire totally new ideas. The Industry Engagement at the U portal is one way we begin the conversations that ultimately lead to fruitful public-private collaborations.”

Read the story in Tech Transfer Central.