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Research Initiatives

Through MnDRIVE, we are engaging interdisciplinary partners from across the U of M and beyond to address grand challenges and advance the research mission.

MnDrive: Minnesota's Discovery; Research and InnoVation Economy
We are discovering solutions to society's greatest challenges through multidisciplinary research collaborations and business partnerships throughout the state.
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A research partnership with state leadership is producing innovations in robotics, brain treatments, global food systems, and transforming wastes in soil.
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Learn more about the impact of University of Minnesota research and its role in advancing innovation and fostering economic development in the region. View research statistics



among US public research institutions

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in research expenditures

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startup companies based on U of M research

From Inquiry

Explore the impact of research on our world.

CMRR's 10.5-Tesla imaging magnet

The imaging magnet, 10 times stronger than a standard MRI, brings a new level of capabilities to scientists studying how the body works.

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Notes from the Speaking Science conference

The Speaking Science conference helped scientists learn to more effectively share their knowledge and research with audiences outside of academia.

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