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MnDRIVE: Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy

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By aligning areas of University strength with opportunity and need, the goal of MnDRIVE is to foster innovation, cultivate strategic business collaborations, advance Minnesota’s economy and enhance the University’s ability to produce breakthrough research that addresses our state’s and society’s greatest challenges.

2015 Robotics, Sensors, and Advanced Manufacturing
Spring Symposium

Monday, May 4, 2015
8 a.m.–5 p.m.

University of Minnesota
Walter Library, Room 401/402
117 Pleasant St., SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

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Registration deadline is Friday, April 24.

Program:

Plenary talks given by:

  • Lynne Parker, Division Director, Information and Intelligent Systems, National Science Foundation
  • Rob Sweet, Associate Professor, Department of Urologic Surgery, University of Minnesota
  • Mario Munich, Vice President of Advanced Development, iRobot
  • Daniel Schmoldt, National Program Leader, USDA/NIFA

Featuring a luncheon talk:

  • "The Connected Enterprise" by Jane Wachutka, Executive Vice President, PTC Product Development
Event also includes short talks by MnDRIVE Exploratory Grant and Entreprenuership Grant recipients, introductions of new faculty, panel discussions, and more!

View the complete symposium schedule.


Parking information:

Nearby parking is available at

For more information:

If you have questions, contact Char Psihos at psiho002@umn.edu or 612-301-6519.

MnDRIVE Robotics, Sensors and Advanced Manufacturing Lecture

"Managing the Internet of Things: How Smart, Connected Products are Transforming Competition" featuring James Heppelmann, President and CEO of PTC

Thursday, May 7, 2015
2–3:30 p.m.

Keller Hall, Room 3-180

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View videos and presentations from the 2014 MnDRIVE Robotics, Sensors and Advanced Manufacturing Spring Symposium

View videos and presentations from April 17, 2014.


About MnDRIVE

In 2013, the Minnesota Legislature authorized an $18 million annual investment in four University of Minnesota research areas, reflecting a marriage of the U of M's distinctive strengths with the state's key and emerging industries.

The investment, called Minnesota's Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy (MnDRIVE), is a landmark partnership between the University and the state of Minnesota.

Research focus areas include:

  • Robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing
  • Global food ventures
  • Advancing industry, conserving our environment
  • Discoveries and treatments for brain conditions