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The University of Minnesota, long an engine of innovation, is redoubling its efforts to commercialize promising technologies developed by researchers more at home in the lab than the boardroom. 

For inventors associated with the U of M, the natural place to start is University of Minnesota Technology Commercialization, an aptly named shop within the Office of the Vice President for Research. (Technology Commercialization was formerly known as the Office of Technology Commercialization.)

With 130 companies launched since 2006, University of Minnesota Technology Commercialization is the number four tech transfer office by licensing deal volume. The office helps launch between 15 and 20 startups per year, on average, said Russ Straate, associate director of the Technology Commercialization Venture Center. 

Read the full article in Finance & Commerce.