University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Bakken MDC Collaborations Map

For more information about Innovation Collaborations, please contact Greg Peterson.

Innovation Collaborations

Innovation Collaborations (IC) extends the industry outreach of the University of Minnesota's Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center with increased visibility and expanding value as a resource to the med tech community, not only in MN, but nationally and globally.

The Innovation Collaboration process:

  • engages companies in discovering unmet needs
  • identifies available UMN transdisciplinary resources
  • assembles expert research/engineering team
  • incorporates the company's team in collaborations
  • manages UMN IC team project schedule
  • produces deliverables based on individual agreements

Under this initiative, the Bakken MDC has successfully engaged more than three dozen local, national and global companies, helping them discover our unmatched collaboration process, that effectively partners companies with academia.





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