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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 journey so far

Gifts made since the Driven campaign's public launch in September 2017 are already sparking innovation and encouraging collaboration by:

Providing University researchers with a state-of-the-art robotics lab and a new space to enable discoveries in physics, astronomy, and earth sciences

Advancing construction of a three-story building at University of Minnesota Duluth that will promote education and research in chemistry and advanced material sciences

Promoting deeper engagement between industry and the U of M