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This groundbreaking approach makes it easier for business to partner with the university to transform discoveries into innovative solutions. MN-IP is designed to improve access to university-developed technology while reducing the risk and cost associated with licensing intellectual property (IP) and sponsoring research.
MN-IP has two programs:
License existing U of M inventions
Low-cost, low-risk method to determine the commercial potential behind existing university-developed technologies.
Sponsor U of M research to create new technology
Industry-friendly terms up front, granting companies either an exclusive or non-exclusive license to the resulting IP.
“The U of M has looked a lot harder at what industry
needs and how industry wants to work with universities.”
Adama Materials, Inc.
“The university's MN-IP program has been a great addition to their portfolio of offerings that promote industry collaboration...”
Vice President RD&E,
Technology Partnerships & Development, Ecolab
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