University of Minnesota
Office for Technology Commercialization

Office for Technology Commercialization homeOTC

For Entrepreneurs

Group Working Together

The Office for Technology Commercialization (OTC) takes the ideas and technology that stem from University of Minnesota research, prepares this intellectual property for the market, and in some cases spins it out into new businesses.

Venture Center

The Venture Center works with entrepreneurs, researchers, and investors to create and increase the number of startups based on University of Minnesota research.

Startup Process

The initiative to start a new company based on intellectual property created at the U of M comes from the following sources:

Additional Resources

Some additional resources that are helpful in the startup process include:
Startup Application and Feasibility Study
Business Plan
Conflict of Interest: SBIR/STTRs

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Startup Pipeline

Learn more about technologies being developed for startups by downloading the University's startup pipeline.

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