University of Minnesota
Office for Technology Commercialization

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For Industry

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Just like you, we’re in the business of value-creation. Through technology licensing and sponsored research, we’ll assist you in gaining access to a new market, in building a better product, or in simply acquiring a greater mindshare of your existing customers. Local or global, established or newly formed, our licensees and partners find that our research offers unique opportunities that help propel them to a sustainable competitive advantage in the markets that they serve. A few companies that have licensed and successfully commercialized our technology include Medtronic, 3M, Orasi Medical, Honeywell, Boston Scientific, Rolls Royce, Adobe, and many more.

Licensing technology

If you are new to the site, click on the following links to learn more about our licensing process, the benefits of working with OTC and review sample license agreement documents.

If you are familiar with our licensing process, please visit our Technology Marketing Site for a searchable listing of available technologies categorized by technology type.

Sponsoring research

MN-IP: Minnesota Innovation Partnerships

MN-IP is a new and unique approach to the way the U of M handles intellectual property arising from research projects funded by business and industry partners.

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Get to know OTC

We welcome inquiries to get to know us individually. We believe the most effective relationships result from ongoing engagements with aligned interests.

If we know what you’re looking to accomplish, we’ll have a better chance of helping you find a compound, tool, or process that will help get you there, hence we always enjoy learning more about your business and technology needs.

If you would like to talk with a Technology Marketing Manager, please visit the staff directory to find the most relevant contact, or contact us to make an introduction.


Phone: 612.624.0550


Check out the OVPR's website that explores the impact of research on our world: Inquiry: Exploring university research