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Identify Collaborators

Discover resources for helping researchers identify collaborators and collaboration opportunities.

University of Minnesota collaborations

Find collaborators at the University by searching this database of faculty and staff subject experts.

View calendars of more than 40 University life science seminar series.

Community collaborations

Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) 
This CTSI function provides expert consultations, assistance finding community partners, grant funding for University-community research collaborations, and resources, tools, and training for conducting community-engaged research.

M Engage Partnership Toolbox
Resources that offer guidance and support for navigating the many stages of University-community partnerships, including trainings and financial considerations.

Program in Health Disparities Research
This trans-disciplinary University team works to engage researchers and communities in initiatives aimed at reducing health inequities.

Office for Public Engagement
The Office for Public Engagement works with University academic programs and engagement units on all five campuses to build capacity to produce high quality public engagement programs and initiatives.

Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH)
This nonprofit organization builds partnerships for community-based participatory research (CBPR).

Specialized Support for Investigators Working with Community-Based and Small Business Sponsors/Subrecipients 
 University's Sponsored Project Administration has developed tools to help community organizations and small businesses navigate the process of being a partner on a grant with the University of Minnesota.

Improve Diversity in Clinical Research
Resources to create an equitable clinical research environment from the Multi-Regional Clinical Trial (MRCT) of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University. Includes the Achieving Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity in Clinical Research Guidance Document.

Industry collaborations and consortia

University Business and Industry Research Agreements
Contacts and information regarding wide range of research agreements that make it easy for faculty to develop collaborative research contracts with business and industry partners.

Research and Innovation Office (RIO)
Supports business and industry collaborations; relevant units include:

  • Technology Commercialization: Oversees all aspects of technology commercialization at the University, bridging the gap between the lab and the marketplace.
  • The Discovery Launchpad is a startup incubator and program of formal coaching for University of Minnesota researchers interested in forming a startup company to commercialize new technology.
  • Minnesota Innovation Partnerships (MN-IP): Provides assistance for business and industry partners working with the University research community.

Building Successful Industry Partnerships
Whether you are embarking on your first venture into industry collaboration or are seeking to enhance existing partnerships, this guide serves as a roadmap, offering helpful insights and practical advice

Medical Alley
This Minnesota-based trade association provides networking opportunities and insights into current life science trends, regulations, research, and emerging technologies.

Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory
A program of the Medical Industry Leadership Institute in Carlson School of Management, the Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory brings together Carlson faculty and graduate students with industry innovators in need of a top-to-bottom production market analysis of their medical technology and its prospects in the market.


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