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MnDRIVE technologies move beyond the lab

Since its inception, MnDRIVE (Minnesota’s Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy) has fueled a multitude of research projects, all with the common goal of finding innovative solutions for grand challenges that fall within four research areas. 930 more words


With latest cold-hardy grape, U continues to help grow an industry

The Itasca wine grape

At the University of Minnesota, grape research hasn’t just sprouted a few new vines — it’s spurred the growth of an industry. 291 more words


Patent roll call, spring 2016

Patents protect the ideas behind novel inventions. At the University of Minnesota, filing for a patent isn’t just a way to protect intellectual property — it’s often a crucial step toward moving breakthrough discoveries, like cutting-edge software and pharmaceutical therapies, from the laboratory to the market. 607 more words


U startup Andamio designs educational biology game

Students will soon have a more interactive and engaging way to learn the fundamentals of cell biology.

University of Minnesota startup Andamio Games has partnered with Sehoya Cortner, Ph.D., professor with the College of Biological Sciences, and Barbara Billington, Ph.D., professor of STEM education with the College of Education and Human Development, to develop a tablet-based educational game to teach the concepts of cell respiration and photosynthesis. 175 more words


New MN-IP option offers royalty-free licensing

Since it debuted in 2011, the nationally recognized Minnesota Innovation Partnerships program, or MN-IP, has set the University of Minnesota apart. This multi-faceted program has business-friendly terms that have helped forge more than 175 research agreements and several technology licenses between the U and industry partners. 371 more words


MN-REACH seeks med-tech, pharma projects for third funding cycle

An upcoming funding opportunity will help researchers who have developed cutting-edge medical technologies or pharmaceuticals bring these discoveries to market.

The University of Minnesota’s MN-REACH… 233 more words


Top 10 Inquiry stories of 2015

As 2015 winds to a close, Inquiry reminisces on a year of innovation and discovery at the University of Minnesota.

Led by the Office of the Vice President for Research, the blog set out in June 2014 to explore the impact of university research and tap into the collective knowledge of the U’s research community. 409 more words