Technology Commercialization News & Announcements
Apply Now! Early Innovation Funds Available
Up to $10,000 in funding is available for short-term projects that advance early-stage innovations. All UMN researchers and employees are eligible, including faculty, postdocs, grad students, and staff.
Halo Simplifies Researchers’ Search for Corporate Partners
Ce Yang is one of several UMN faculty who are using the Halo networking platform to secure funding for research projects with corporate partners.
UMN Startup Jord BioScience Announces Keri Carstens as Chief Executive Officer
Jord BioScience, a leading global provider of microbial solutions and technology to agriculture products companies, recently announced the appointment of Keri Carstens as its new chief executive officer.
Patent Roll Call: 2019-2021
Congratulations to these UMN researchers who were awarded patents for their discoveries! From 2019 to 2021, UMN researchers were issued 386 US patents (foreign patents not included).
Tech Comm Helps Researcher Patent New Burn Wound Treatment
Tech Comm helps UMN researcher patent an antimicrobial hydrogel with the potential to treat burns previously susceptible to drug-resistant infections.
Tech Comm Launches New Online Agreement Request Form
Tech Comm has designed and launched a new request form and central portal for managing research agreements that protect intellectual property (IP), including MTAs, NDAs, and PMTAs.
Rhonda Franklin: Expanding Your Network to Innovate & Increase Impact
This McKnight Presidential Endowed Professor will be celebrating 25 years at the University of Minnesota and has been able to translate her research expertise into working on innovative healthcare problems in the NSF ERC, ATP-BioTM.
Women Innovators Conference Inspires, Informs, and Connects
The 6th annual conference gave women innovators and other attendees a space to gather and connect while listening to keynote speeches by local entrepreneurs Mary Grove and Damaris Hollingsworth and attending breakout sessions to nurture their innovation skills.
University of Minnesota, DEED launch $34.5M Minnesota Venture Capital Programs
UMN is partnering with the State to inject $34.5 million into Minnesota’s early-stage businesses, helping to boost the state’s strong startup ecosystem.