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U of M and gener8tor announce partnership to boost support for U startups


gener8tor to run the Office for Technology Commercialization’s Discovery Capital program 

Popular geosciences mobile app adds 53 new field trip guides with 400 stops


Free app upgrade unlocks huge amounts of data previously only available in print or PDF

A game changer

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Doctoral student Nic VanMeerten explores using video games for the greater good.

Two University of Minnesota startups named among “Best University Startups"

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UMN startups named among the “Best University Startups 2016” by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer.

U of M Venture Center launches record 17 startups in FY16

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The U of M launched a record 17 startup companies over the past year based on discoveries and inventions by researchers.

Technological Leadership Institute to host commission on cybersecurity

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Commissioners and expert panelists will address challenges in improving nation’s cybersecurity at the U of M. 

NOvA shines new light on how neutrinos behave

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U researchers involved in results indicating that flavor, mass correlation may be more complex than previously thought

U of M hosts summit to improve student success with open textbooks

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Participating institutions have saved students over $3.1 million since 2012 inception 

Crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decode U.S. Civil War telegrams

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U researchers part of national crowdsourcing project to transcribe and decode U.S. Civil War telegrams

UMN launches 100th startup company commercializing technology

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UMN has launched 100 startup companies over the last 10 years based on technology developed through University research.

Printing a human heart

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Karlie Gause's care team used a 3D printer to create an exact replica of her heart.

First-ever videos show how heat moves through materials at the nanoscale and speed of sound


Groundbreaking observations could help develop better, more efficient materials for electronics and alternative energy