MnDRIVE: Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy
Leveraging strengths in STEM fields to develop innovations and industries that propel the state’s economy forward and fulfill workforce needs.
The University of Minnesota is launching a new initiative funded by the State of Minnesota called MnDRIVE (Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy) focused on advancing Minnesota's economy and positioning the state as a leader in key industries. The four focus areas include:
- Supporting robotics, sensors and advanced manufacturing
- Advancing discoveries and treatments for brain conditions
- Advancing industry and securing our environment
- Securing the global food supply
Minnesota's Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy is a landmark partnership between the University and the state of Minnesota. By aligning areas of University strength with opportunity and need, MnDRIVE fosters innovation, cultivates strategic business collaborations that advance Minnesota's economy, and enhances the University's ability to produce breakthrough research that addresses our state's and society's greatest challenges. This initiative is critically important to keep Minnesota and our research enterprise competitive in order to reach this shared vision of future accomplishments.