Industrial Advisory Council & UMN Resources for Industry

ECE’s Industrial Advisory Council provides feedback and guidance to the department and helps enhance its relationship with industry and alumni. Activities of the Council may include providing an industrial perspective about curriculum, graduates and broader issues. The following is a list of the council members.

UMN Resources for Industry

Office for Vice President of Research
New discoveries build on previous research as well as fueling further investigation. Often, the discovery process involves sharing materials and data with researchers at other institutions and a legal agreement is required. Such agreements, known as un-funded research agreements, help to promote collaboration and advance scientific discovery while ensuring the protection of the university’s intellectual property.

Office for Technology Commercialization
The University of Minnesota has a long, proud history of innovation & discovery, and our office works to get the revolutionary technologies that result from this research into the hands of the public. We understand each stakeholder has specific needs. To best respond to those needs, we are organized into industry groups, ensuring we have the right knowledge and experience at the table: Agriculture & Horticulture; Engineering & Physical Sciences; Life Sciences; Software & Information Technology; Venture Center (start-ups)

Office of University Economic Development 
Established in 2014 the Office of University Economic Development works with groups across the university and helps connect businesses, entrepreneurs, and community agencies to resources in the university. To accomplish its goal, the UED employs the assets and knowledge at the U of M to stimulate growth, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

Nano and Microsystem Applications Center
Nano and Microsystem Applications Center (NMAC) carries out basic and applied research focused on advanced nano and microsystems development through interdisciplinary partnerships between academic faculty and industrial/government researchers.

Office for Business & Community Economic Development   
The Office for Business & Community Economic Development contributes to the economic growth and development of Minnesota communities through successful collaboration and partnerships with government, private enterprise and community organizations.

CSE Machine Shop
The CSE Shop designs, fabricates, welds, and repairs prototypes and scientific research equipment. The shop also provides 3D printing services. More information about the CSE Shop equipment, hourly rates, and examples of shop work can be found at the CSE Shop web site.