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2014 archive

Universities Push Harder Into Realm of Startups

Wall Street Journal
Dec. 17, 2014

U makes the grade on performance goals set by Legislature

MPR News
Dec. 11, 2014

Reinventing tech transfer

Dec. 9, 2014

Why You Want IP For Your Startup

Dec. 1, 2014

University pushes research from the labs to the market

Minnesota Daily
Nov. 24, 2014

A Poopy Pill to Treat Hospital Infections

Bloomberg Business
Oct. 16, 2014

Your Smartphone Would Be Dumb Without Federally Funded University Research

Huffington Post
Oct. 14, 2014

Rethinking intellectual property policies

Chemical Engineering
Oct. 1, 2014

A push to sell research

Minnesota Daily
Sep. 9, 2014

This Startup Wants You To Control Everything In Your Home By Pointing At What You Want

Business Insider
Sep. 1, 2014

Getting Real In The Real World: The Latest In University-Business Partnerships

Aug. 25, 2014

University of Minnesota rethinks venture capital funds

Dee Depass
Aug. 19, 2014

University Says Faculty Research Fuels 15 Start-Ups

CBS Local
Aug. 14, 2014

Uponor invests in U of M startup Upstream Technologies

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Jul. 28, 2014

Eureka! winner: University of Minnesota Office of Technology Commercialization

Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal
Jun. 13, 2014

U returns rights to students

Minnesota Daily
Feb. 20, 2014

U cuts red tape for student inventors

Star Tribune
Feb. 19, 2014

U Minn’s sponsored research agreement model is a hit with corporations

Technology Transfer Tactics
Jan. 30, 2014

2012 archive

Smartphone app steers drivers toward safety

The Better World Project, 12.31.12

Good question: where do apps come from?

CBS Minnesota, 12.27.12

University of Minnesota to create pair of venture capital funds

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, 12.04.12

From the creators of Honeycrisp, SweeTango apples crop up

ABC WLS-TV Chicago, 10.12.12

Innovation Spotlight: High Strength Magnets with No Rare Earths

TechConnect, 10.10.12

Boston Scientific, University of Minnesota sign ‘master research’ pact

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, 10.04.12

Kaler shares university's business savvy at D.C. forum

Star Tribune, 10.02.12

Retiring VP Mulcahy retooled U research

UM News, 9.23.12

The serious side of gaming

UM News, 9.12.12

U of M’s Tim Mulcahy wants to spur business investment, political alliances

Politics in Minnesota, 8.15.12

New, improved Med Devices Center to replace parking garage

Star Tribune, 7.26.12

University of Minnesota licenses Clinical Decision Support technology, 7.10.12

Sustainable: University of Minnesota startup has first licensee for technology

Finance & Commerce, 7.06.12

Scientists Discover Way To Improve Efficiencies In Fuel, Chemical And Pharmaceutical Industries

Red Orbit, 6.29.12

Health beat: Patient safety is no game - until now

Star Tribune, 5.21.12

University of Minnesota startup to treat challenging bacterial infection

PharmaLive, 5.16.12

Life-saving blood loss therapy moves toward commercialization

Sliderocket presentation, 4.20.12

U technology to help in green energy generation project, 4.19.12

Smoothing out the bumps of compressed-air storage

Midewest Energy News, 4.18.12

U researcher John Ohlfest outlines the benefits of an experimental therapy

Foundation for Medical Research, 4.11.12

U's research in transportation leads to business opportunities

Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal, 2.10.12

Startup to develop antidote to cyanide poisoning

R&D Magazine, 2.9.12

Staff interviews: Rick Huebsch, Andrew Morrow, Karen Kaehler, Dale Nugent

TECHdotMN, 01.27.12

Could this be the magic bullet reducing R&D cycles of new medical devices?

Med City News, 02.07.12

Carlson School class weighs in on would-be medical devices

Star Tribune, 01.28.12

U Start-Up Builds App for Safer Teen Driving

Twin Cities Business, 01.17.12

2011 archive

Industry-backed U research touted

Star Tribune, 12.09.11

Crunch - Building a better apple

The New Yorker, 11.21.11

U hopes tech will smarten traffic

Pioneer Press, 11.01.11

U of M spinout CaSTT closes $600k series A, 10.28.11

Severe blood loss treatment revived, headed for trials in 2012, 10.20.11

U of M Research Spawns Green Startup

Twin Cities Business, 10.06.11

Show-and-tell at the U of M highlights promising tech ideas

Finance & Commerce, 9.23.11

U of M receives positive review of its tech transfer program

Star Tribune, 9.19.11

U of M says they may have food safety answer

Kare 11 News, 8.5.11

U of M licenses technology to online gaming start-up

Twin Cities Business, 7.28.11

U of M startup to commercialize medical device for pulmonary hypertension

Star Tribune, 6.23.11

University uses royalties to improve research infrastructure

MPR News, 6.16.11

Project Skyway Announces Bootcamp Weekend Finalists

Tech{dot}MN, 6.3.11

How degrading? University of Minnesota experiments degradable plastics

Smart Planet, 5.26.11

Univeristy start-up identifies first product, seeks $5M in new funding

MedCity News, 5.4.11

Univeristy of Minnesota licenses software to Arizona-based business

Star Tribune, 4.15.11

University licensee Steady State Imaging joins GE Healthcare

Star Tribune, 4.14.11

Local start-up plans to license non-invasive clogged arteries treatment

Star Tribune, 3.23.11

Innovators and entrepreneurs hash out tech transfer issues at MOJO MN event

The Line, 3.2.11

Instrumentation: Aerodyne Spectrometers Ease Particle Research

Chemical Engineering News, 2.7.11

U of M startup will seeks to benefit the environment

UM News, 2.3.11

Buses using virtual world to navigate

Star Tribune, 1.18.11

2010 archive

2010: A Minnesota Startup/Innovation Highlights Reel

The OTC makes the list posted on the Star Tribune of 2010 startup and innovation highlights that are keeping Minnesota on the front burner. +More

Ion sensors could reduce toxic waste emitted from mines

The Engineer featured an article about the ion selective electorde (ISE) sensor that was recently licensed by United Science, a Minnesota startup company. +More

University of Minnesota licenses sensor technology to Minnesota Startup

United Science has licensed a sensor technology developed at the U of M that could prevent toxic byproducts of mining and other industries from ending up in the environment. +More

University professor develops software to plan evacuations

The evacuation route planning and large event transportation software can plan evacuation routes for hundreds of thousands of people in minutes. +More

A new way to protect plants

The Star Tribune featured an article on a University technology that was recently licensed by OTC to Repellex USA. +More

Minneapolis St. Paul Journal Features OTC's Researcher Workshop

MSP Business Journal recenlty published an article on the OTC's recent researcher workshop. +More

XO Thermix Medical, a new University-based start-up

University start-up, based on the research of Dr. Erik Cressman, will offer novel treatment for serious and painful vein condition. +More

Twin Cities Business features Miromatrix

TCB recently published an article on Miromatrix, a new University start-up company. +More

U of M finalizes license agreement to form start-up company

The company, Miromatrix, is based on Dr. Doris Taylor's research. +More

3M gives U of M Law School royalty-bearing patents

The U of M Law School & OTC have received a significant gift of royalty-bearing patents from 3M. +More

U of M start-up, Orasi Medical wins Red Herring Award

Orasi Medical, announced that it is a winner of the Red Herring Global 100 award, a prestigious list honoring the year’s most promising private technology ventures from around the world. +More

MedCity News takes a deeper look at Tech Transfer at the U

Tom Lee from MedCity News gives kudos to University of Minnesota Technology Transfer. + More

Technology commercialization: from research to revenue

As other sources dry up, revenue from research commercialization is becoming increasingly important for American universities. Attracting that revenue, however, is a complex process. + More

2009 archive

U of M reports excellent technology transfer results

Tim Mulcahy, University of Minnesota Vice President for Research reported fiscal year 2009 results from the Office for Technology Commercialization to the Board of Regents on December 10, 2009. + More

Thinking Small is BioCee's big idea

University spinoff BioCee aims for a big energy impact by growing microscopic organisms. + More

U of M invention in Collaboration with Celladon

Research conducted by University of Minnesota scientists, in collaboration with Celladon Corporation, has led to the invention of technology to more rapidly identify compounds for the treatment of heart failure. + More

U of M researchers awarded $2.2 million grant

A team of University of Minnesota researchers and BioCee, a University start-up company, have been awarded $2.2 million from the Department of Energy for a research proposal using bacteria to produce biofule. + More.

Eli Lilly PD2 Initiative

The OTC is pleased to announce the launch of Eli Lilly’s PD2 ( phenotypic drug discovery) Initiative. This program will allow investigators at the U of MN to submit structures to Eli Lilly for analysis at no cost. More information can be found at

University start-up company raises $3.5 million

University start-up, Orasi, recently is part of a growing diagnostics market in Minnesota. + More

New technology agreement

The agreement, between the U of M and Vision-Ease, will help millions of biofocal wearers. Read the press release.

U of M signs technology agreement

With nanotechnology company in flood-devastated Rushford, MN. Read the press release.

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