University of Minnesota


Earl E. Bakken
Medical Devices Center

Opportunities to Donate

Give to the Earl E. Bakken
Medical Device Center
(Existing Fund)

If you wish to give towards an existing fund, please give online at or mail your gift to:

University of MN Foundation (Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center)
PO Box 860266
Minneapolis, MN 55486-0266.

Please make checks payable to "University of Minnesota Foundation" and indicate in the Memo: Apply to Fund #21218.

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Create a Named Fund:
To create a named demand or endowed fund in support of the Bakken MDC research, development and education, please contact Emily Strand by phone at (612) 625-6798 or by e-mail at


Support the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center, General:
The mission of the Bakken MDC combines basic research, applied translational research, education and training, and outreach/public engagement to accelerate interdisciplinary medical device research and development. A gift to support the Bakken MDC will allow us to further our efforts to fulfill our mission by collaborating with medical experts and industry leaders, training the next generation of students and fellows, and bringing together the resources of the U of MN around medical devices research and education.


Support the Innovation Fellows Program Fund:
The Bakken MDC provides an unique environment with extensive designated prototyping equipment, support staff, business evaluations and interface with the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview. The Innovation Fellows Program began in 2008 with the goal of training the next leaders in med-tech fields by fostering leadership and teaching risk management. With 52 patent disclosures last year, numerous health care needs are being addressed. A gift to support the Innovation Fellows program will help us incubate those ideas by building further prototypes and beginning clinical trials.


Support the new home of the Earl E. Bakken Medical Devices Center:
In April 2013 the Bakken MDC moved to a new 8,000 square foot home in the heart of the Academic Health Center. With the generous support of the College of Science and Engineering the construction is complete. This move is very exciting for the Bakken MDC as it will foster even greater collaboration between the Bakken MDC and the Medical School. Philanthropic support will be used to equip and enhance this exciting new space. Many naming opportunities are available for support of this renovation project.

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