Place-based partnerships

University spaces offer companies unique partnership opportunities.

Innovative businesses looking to jumpstart their R&D efforts will find leading-edge equipment, labs, collaboration space, and digital infrastructure among the University’s physical footprint.

Place-based partnerships

Businesses can access the vast resources of a top-tier public research institution through place-based collaboration. On and around our statewide campuses companies find a braintrust of expertise in wide-ranging disciplines, as well as the energy of tens of thousands of students with a bold vision for tomorrow.

Ways to engage:

  • Co-locate to campus
  • Specialized facility and equipment sharing
  • Real estate development
  • Commercial tenancy
  • Join the U of M’s new innovation district
  • $6.5 million

    Cost of one piece of imaging equipment at the University’s Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, among the most advanced facilities of its kind in the world.

  • 4,453

    Number of research labs across the University’s five-campuses.

  • 12

    Acres that will be redeveloped to create the region’s next hub of creative problem-solving and economic development

  • 1.4 million

    Square footage of R&D, incubator, and accelerator space in a new innovation district planned for Twin Cities campus

“We are truly intrigued by the vision. The location and the design concept are highly conducive to a next level of engagement between academia, young ventures and corporates and will create a vibrant new ecosystem. Honeywell is very much looking forward to future discussions on how we can be part of this exciting opportunity.”

Get started

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
[email protected]
612-625-8216