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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    In partnership with Cisco, UMN computer scientists explore video conferencing inequities

    Do video conferencing platforms such as Zoom and WebEx create barriers to participation in online meetings? University of Minnesota computer scientists partnered with Cisco Systems to understand how biases impact participation in online meetings and design ways to mitigate bias and enhance participation equity. Read more.

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    Meet Shashank Priya, New Vice President for Research

    On September 30, 2022, Shashank Priya will assume the role of vice president for research at the University of Minnesota, bringing a wealth of experience as a scholar, researcher, and administrator as well as enthusiasm for UMN research and discovery: “I am very excited about joining this highly talented and experienced team.” Read more.

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    A strong year for U of M tech transfer

    New FY22 statistics show the University’s technology commercialization program continues to grow, thanks to a record number of startups created (22) and patents (241) issued by U.S. and foreign authorities to University inventors. Results reflect the University’s ongoing commitment to the research-related objectives of MPact 2025, the Systemwide Strategic Plan. Read more.

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    25 years of Visible Heart® Laboratory research and training at the U of M

    The Visible Heart® Lab was created in 1997 in collaboration with Medtronic to perform translational systems physiology research ranging from cellular and tissue studies to organ and whole-body investigations. Today, it is Medtronic's longest-standing academic collaboration and a valuable resource in the medical device industry. 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

  • 9

    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.

Katy Christianson
Corporate Relations Officer
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