UMN Resources for Industry

Office of the Vice President for Research

New discoveries build on previous research as well as fuel 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 of University Economic Development

The Office of University Economic Development serves as the public face for economic development at the University of Minnesota, helping external partners to connect with the resources, services and expertise at the university and its system campuses. Formerly known as the Office of Business Relations, UED has strengthened and transformed this role to leverage more of the university’s expertise and innovation resources and have a broader impact on regional economies.

Office for Technology Commercialization

The University of Minnesota has a long, proud history of innovation and 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)

CSE Corporate Relations

Corporate Relations can provide you with recruiting resources, connect you with our faculty, departments, and research centers, volunteer programs and events on campus, and suggest giving opportunities

Minnesota Nano Center

The Minnesota Nano Center, or MNC, is a state-of-the-art facility for interdisciplinary research in nanoscience and applied nanotechnology. The Center offers a comprehensive set of tools to help researchers develop new micro- and nanoscale devices, such as integrated circuits, advanced sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and microfluidic systems. The MNC is also equipped to support nanotechnology research that spans many science and engineering fields, allowing advances in areas as diverse as cell biology, high performance materials, and biomedical device engineering.

CSE Machine Shop

The University of Minnesota CSE Shop provides a wide array of machine shop services for research, including fabrication, machining, welding, on-site inspection, and consulting.

In order to streamline support for research within the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering (CSE), we have combined the overall operations for the CSE machine shop facilities. The University of Minnesota CSE Shop can design, fabricate, weld, and repair prototype and scientific research equipment.