Technology Commercialization News & Announcements

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Rick Huebsch Promoted to Associate Vice President for Research, Technology Commercialization

June 8, 2023

Rick Huebsch, who has served as Tech Comm's executive director since 2018, assumed the new role on June 5.

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Apply Now! Early Innovation Funds Available

April 14, 2023

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.

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Halo Simplifies Researchers’ Search for Corporate Partners

April 14, 2023

Ce Yang is one of several UMN faculty who are using the Halo networking platform to secure funding for research projects with corporate partners.

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UMN Startup Jord BioScience Announces Keri Carstens as Chief Executive Officer

March 17, 2023

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.

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Patent Roll Call: 2019-2021

February 13, 2023

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). 

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Tech Comm Helps Researcher Patent New Burn Wound Treatment

February 13, 2023

Tech Comm helps UMN researcher patent an antimicrobial hydrogel with the potential to treat burns previously susceptible to drug-resistant infections.

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Rhonda Franklin: Expanding Your Network to Innovate & Increase Impact

December 27, 2022

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.

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Tech Comm Launches New Online Agreement Request Form

January 26, 2023

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.

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Women Innovators Conference Inspires, Informs, and Connects

November 21, 2022

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.

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