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Front Door & More to the University

The Office of University Economic Development serves as the “Front Door & More” for economic development at the University of Minnesota, helping external partners to connect with the resources, services and expertise at the University and its system campuses. Learn more about UED

Menu of Services

UED offers a broad range of services to companies, both large and small, nonprofit organizations, and other groups looking to partner with the U. An evolving menu of those services is below.


License U technology, sponsor research, and access state-of-the-art research facilities and faculty.


Find research experts, employees, consultants and student interns.


Access on-site training, industry seminars, certifications and many other opportunities for business professionals.


Access a state-wide network of centers, institutes and programs that offer research, product testing, consulting and/or other services.

Strategic action plan

In 2016 UED approved a strategic action plan that creates a framework for increasing statewide collaboration, partnership and economic opportunity.

Fellows Program

Learn how the Economic Development Fellows Consulting Program is
matching grad student skills with
regional business needs

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