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Office for Technology Commercialization

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About OTC



Technology showcases

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.

May 20, 2014 - Life Sciences Innovation Showcase

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May 7, 2013 - Life Sciences Innovation Showcase

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March 22, 2012 - Life sciences

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Jan. 19, 2012 - Transportation, medicine and education

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Startup seminars

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 - Startup Seminar: Protect

Dec. 3, 2013 - Startup Seminar: Manage

Feb. 18, 2014 - Startup Seminar: Run

See videos from past startup workshops

Other events

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

Entrepreneur Event

This event is targeted towards business executives and entrepreneurs interested in learning more about building a startup with U of MN technology.

Mar. 27, 2014 - Entrepreneur Event

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

More Information

OTC on EventBrite

Learn more about our current and past events.

Tech insights

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.

Rick Huebsch
Associate Director, Software & Information Technology

Karen Kaehler
Technology Strategy Manager, Life Sciences

Andrew Morrow
Technology Marketing Manager, Software & Information Technology

Dale Nugent
Technology Marketing Manager, Engineering & Physical Sciences