Where discovery happens

Drive a Minnesota plan for innovation

True leaders recognize the responsibility they carry and the good that they can do. With a statewide impact of nearly $10 billion annually, the University of Minnesota plays a critical role in the success of the state’s economy.

Generating inspired, marketable ideas requires the right incubator: a place to meet, collaborate, build prototypes, test ideas, develop new products, and start ventures. For our students, faculty, and industry partners, the University is a center of invention where new ideas create a clear and widespread economic value.

The road ahead

The Minnesota plan for innovation will feature:

Transformative student experiences that produce business thinkers and leaders who thrive in a diverse global economy

Innovation hubs that encourage collaboration among experts from multiple disciplines

Deeper engagement between industry and the U of M