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Entry to the Discovery Launchpad space, with advisers and participants sitting at a table together in the background
Apr 29, 2021

Discovery Launchpad MN expands access to the University's existing startup incubator model to early-stage companies from across the state.

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picture of Bridget Ulrich wearing lab safety goggles, in a laboratory workspace
Apr 26, 2021

This year’s Earth Day theme is “Restore Our Earth'' and with that in mind, we want to highlight a UMN innovator working to restore our water resources so they are clean and safe to drink. 

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Walleye Tank: Life Science Pitch Competition (including event details). Image is of a lake scene with an illustrated walleye jumping out of the water wearing a mask
Apr 20, 2021

On Friday, April 16, 17 innovators and community programs pitched their healthcare and medical technology ideas at the Walleye Tank Spring Competition. 

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Doctor using tech to check a child's heart rhythm.
Apr 7, 2021

UMN Technology Commercialization is collaborating with CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) to support the development of novel solutions designed to reduce health disparities.

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Prof. Abedennour Abbas seated at a conference table discussing research
Mar 23, 2021

Claros Technologies, a UMN advanced materials startup, grows functional nanoparticles within plastics, ceramics, or textiles.

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A close up of a heart valve created in a lab.
Mar 22, 2021

The valve-making procedure, which could spare children born with heart defects the need to undergo repeated surgeries, is licensed to UMN startup Vascudyne.

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City skyline of Minneapolis rising in the background above a foreground view of Washington Avenue Bridge on UMN campus
Mar 2, 2021

The state is looking to expand Minnesota’s role as a national leader in innovation—and University of Minnesota experts are lending their support.

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Several Triumph apples in a basket in an orchard
Feb 15, 2021

The new apple, a cross of Honeycrisp and Liberty, is red with a tart flavor and should be available in grocery stores in three to four years.

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Portrait of Michelle Maryns
Feb 4, 2021

Tech Comm has been working hard to elevate issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).  As part of this commitment, Tech Comm recently hired a part-time DEI contractor, Michelle Maryns.

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Illustration of coronavirus at the microscopic level
Feb 3, 2021

Claros Technologies' antiviral textiles provide enhanced protection from COVID-19 when compared with other masks on the market.

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