Industry Engagement at the U

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The Corporate Engagement Center is your way to connect with a vast network of resources across one of the country’s most innovative public research universities.



Success stories

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    UMN establishes research agreements with Korean peer institutions

    A UMN delegation visited Korea's Hanyang University and the Korea Institute for Science and Technology (KIST), where they signed agreements to build research collaborations with these partners. Hanyang University is a leader in battery research and development, and KIST specializes in materials science and device fabrication. Read more.

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    UMN competition pairs product innovation with digital manufacturing

    Protolabs is a title sponsor of the University's Minimum Viable Product (MVP) Challenge, which allows students to conceptualize, prototype, design and eventually launch a new product to market. Participants can utilize Protolabs digital quoting platform, attend design workshops, tour their local facilities, and work one-on-one with Protolabs engineers. Read more.

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    General Mills taps UMN for tech leadership training of employees

    Technical leadership was on the menu at the U of M campus when nearly 30 General Mills food scientists and engineers gathered for the third offering of the Technical Leadership Essentials (TLE)  course  – a seminar in leadership fundamentals hosted by the U’s Technological Leadership Institute in the College of Science and Engineering. Read more.

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    UMN remains among the 'Billion Dollar Research Club'

    For the second year in a row, the University of Minnesota sustained more than $1 billion in competitively earned sponsored research awards. In addition, the University ranks among the nation’s top 15 public universities in research expenditures, according to a report Vice President of Research Shashank Priya gave to the Board of Regents. Read more.

  • 7

    Number of UMN programs ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report: Pharmacy, Public Health, Public Affairs, Medicine, Law, Engineering, Nursing

  • $8.6 billion

    Annual economic impact for the state of Minnesota, including bioeconomy leadership

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    Ranking among U.S. public universities in research spending.

  • $255.5 million

    Amount corporations invested in University research during a record year for innovation and technology funding in 2021.

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Contact us if you are a corporate or foundation representative and would like more information about matching your priorities and interests with opportunities and resources at the University.

Gabrielle Bunten-Spoth
Corporate Relations Associate
[email protected]