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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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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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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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NRRI Engineer Matt Young holding raw filtering materials and pelletized materials
Oct 11, 2022

UMN startup Sustainable Water Infrastructure Group teamed up with the Natural Resources Research Institute and UMN Tech Comm to fine-tune and scale an innovative method for removing phosphorus from water.

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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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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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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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