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Erlay Innovation Fund logo with Technology commercialization logo underneath
Oct 10, 2022

Tech Comm is excited to announce the continuation of the Early Innovation Fund competitive grant program to fund short-term projects that advance early-stage innovations.

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VPR Shashank Priya stands in Northrop Auditorium
Sep 30, 2022

OVPR welcomes Shashank Priya, who assumes the role of vice president for research on September 30.

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BKB Floral Foam leadership team stands in front of promotional poster
Sep 22, 2022

UMN startup BKB Floral Foam took first place at startup competition MN Cup, beating out 90 semifinalists to be crowned Grand Prize Winner and receive $50,000 in funding

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MNGEMS program logo and text
Sep 15, 2022

UMN is modernizing grants management through a multi-year project called MN-GEMS, which will improve efficiency and reduce faculty administrative burden.

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Alisha Wackerie-Hollman portrait
Sep 12, 2022

Alisha Wackerle-Hollman is an innovator and assistant research professor of educational psychology whose research focus is on early childhood development and designing equitable assessments for young preschoolers.

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People talking in a circle
Sep 7, 2022

In September 2022, Shashank Priya will assume the role of vice president for research at the University, bringing a wealth of experience as a scholar, researcher, and administrator as well as enthusiasm for UMN research and discovery.

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Low angle view of the top of a federal building, the United States' capital
Sep 7, 2022

The federal appropriations process allows for program and project ideas that might be incorporated into federal appropriations bills.

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Skyline view of twin cities campus and Minneapolis skyline.
Sep 2, 2022

The University of Minnesota released technology commercialization successes covering fiscal year 2022, including a record number of startups created (22) and patents (241) issued to University inventors.

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 Headshots of the five Research Technical Staff Award winners
Sep 1, 2022

OVPR is proud to announce the winners of the Research Technical Staff award, which recognizes the work of those who provide distinguished service to the research community.

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Skyline view of twin cities campus and Minneapolis skyline.
Aug 31, 2022

The University of Minnesota today released new statistics about its technology commercialization successes covering fiscal year 2022, including a record number of startups created and patents issued by U.S. and foreign authorities to University inventors. 

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