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We offer ongoing showcases for those interested in learning about emerging technologies and startup opportunities from the University of Minnesota. The events include brief presentations on featured technologies and related topics, ranging from therapeutics and medical devices to innovations in transportation and energy.
Sept. 27, 2012 - Innovation Showcase: Software & Physical Sciences
March 22, 2012 - Life sciences
Jan. 19, 2012 - Transportation, medicine and education
May 7, 2013 - Life Sciences Innovation Showcase
The OTC hosts free startup seminars for U of M faculty, graduate students and postdocs. These seminars provide a great opportunity to learn about the creation of new companies based on university research and to connect with startup resources.
Oct. 3, 2012 - Startup seminar with Phil Soran, serial entrepreneur
April 19, 2012 - Managing IP and conflict of interest
Feb. 15, 2012 - Financing a startup
May 7, 2013 - 3rd Annual Venture Investor Forum
Nov. 12, 2013 - Start-up Seminar: Protect
Dec. 3, 2013 - Start-up Seminar: Manage
Feb. 18, 2014 - Start-up Seminar: Run
See videos from past startup workshops
Academic Founder Event
This event features out-of-state, successful investors and researchers who have founded companies with university technologies, and offers attendees a unique perspective on entrepreneurship and commercialization.
Oct. 22, 2013 - Academic Founder Event
This event is targeted towards business executives and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about building a start-up with U of MN technology.
Mar. 27, 2014 - Entrepreneur Event
Pharmaceutical Development Workshops
These workshops aim to educate university researchers about grant funding and drug-development guidance from academic and industry experts offered by the Committee for Pharmaceutical Development.
See upcoming events from the CPD
Venture Center Investor Forum
This exclusive, annual event introduces early-stage investors to exciting startup opportunities based on U of M research.
See videos from the 2012 forum
Learn more about our current and past events.
TECHdotMN, a regional news creator and curator, recently interviewed a few of the people behind tech transfer at the university.
Watch the interviews and get insights from the OTC staff.
Associate Director, Software & Information Technology
Technology Strategy Manager, Life Sciences
Technology Marketing Manager, Software & Information Technology
Technology Marketing Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences