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Women Innovators sitting in a table
Nov 21, 2022

The 6th annual conference gave women innovators and other attendees a space to gather and connect while listening to keynote speeches by local entrepreneurs Mary Grove and Damaris Hollingsworth and attending breakout sessions to nurture their innovation skills.

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Steve Grove, Chair Jodi Hubler, Neela Molgaard, Myron Frans at a UMN health sciences makerspace
Nov 17, 2022

UMN is partnering with the State to inject $34.5 million into Minnesota’s early-stage businesses, helping to boost the state’s strong startup ecosystem.

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Dr.Sofi Bin-Salamon, Dr. Larry Nagahara, Shashank Priya and President Joan Gabel standing in front of the UMN logo
Nov 17, 2022

Air Force Office of Scientific Research and Johns Hopkins University visitors met with the UMN president and VPR to discuss biosensing research challenges and explore UMN’s research infrastructure

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Eckhard Quandt and Shashank Priya sign a memorandum of understanding.
Nov 11, 2022

The two universities signed a memorandum of understanding that will facilitate faster knowledge transfer by opening the door for faculty and student exchanges, joint activities, and access to state-of-the-art research facilities.

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Mo Houtti, Stevie Chancellor, Loren Terveen, and Moyan Zhou working in front of a white board
Nov 11, 2022

Through a partnership with Cisco Systems, UMN computer scientists Stevie Chancellor and Loren Terveen are developing an AI chatbot to help reduce bias in video conference meetings.

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Banner saying Eight UMN Startups Receive Launch Minnesota Grants with UMN campus on the background
Nov 2, 2022

Eight UMN startups and three companies that have utilized a UMN startup “incubator” received innovation grants from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development.

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Picture of XanthosHealth leadership team Pinar Karaca-Mandic, and Demi Radeva, and David Haynes (from left to right)
Nov 1, 2022

Recently recognized by the White House’s Sync for Social Needs coalition, XanthosHealth co-founders David Haynes and Pinar Karaca-Mandic built a health IT platform to improve health outcomes by documenting social determinants of health.

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International Institute for Biosensing banner
Oct 25, 2022

OVPR has launched a new funding opportunity focused on biosensing to support a broad spectrum of applications and bring together an international coalition of experts.

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Amy Kircher
Oct 12, 2022

The Office of the Vice President for Research has created a new organizational structure to better serve the University’s research community. Amy Kircher’s role as associate vice president (AVP) for external affairs and strategic initiatives transitioned from part time to full time in September.

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Three phone screen screenshots of an app
Oct 11, 2022

Yingling Fan is professor of Urban and Regional Planning at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs and also a technical innovator and startup founder of Daynamica.

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