Industry Engagement at the U

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Success stories

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    Research partnership with Cisco advances machine learning

    A multi-year, mutually beneficial collaboration between experts in the University of Minnesota's School of Statistics and leaders from Cisco's cybersecurity research division has already launched three research projects, including one focusing on advancing adversarial learning and one on developing efficient and reliable watermarking for generative AI. Read more.

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    Minnesota semiconductor manufacturing consortium launches

    With the generous support of public and private stakeholders, including major corporations, the University of Minnesota's Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) launched of the Minnesota Semiconductor Manufacturing Consortium, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at upskilling Minnesota's technical workforce for careers in semiconductor manufacturing. Read more.

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    $2.5M Cargill grant supports UMN 'Forever Green' initiative

    Cargill has awarded $2.5 million to the Forever Green Initiative at the University of Minnesota to support research into two novel oilseed crops—winter camelina and domesticated winter pennycress—that can produce seed-based oil for low-carbon transportation fuels while also protecting soil, improving water quality, and providing new revenue streams for farmers. Read more.

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    K-12 outreach initiative to advance computer education in Minnesota

    Northern Lights Collaborative for Computing Education in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota was recently awarded a Google Gift to support the development of an Indigenous Computer Science (CS) curriculum unit incorporating Ojibwe and Dakota languages and cultures.  Read more.

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    Programs ranked in the top 25 globally in 2023: ecology (#3), library & information science (#4), management (#13), communication (#17), economics (#20), psychology (#23), medical tech (#24), and statistics (#24)

  • $8.6 billion

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

  • 12th

    Ranking among U.S. public universities in research spending ($1.227B in FY22)

  • $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]