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New Fellowship Named in Honor of Beloved TLI Instructor

Posted June 15, 2021

The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is proud to announce the new Kirk Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship, named in honor of retiring TLI Gemini Chair in Technology Management and highly-rated instructor, Kirk Froggatt. This new fellowship will permanently honor Kirk’s legacy by supporting TLI students with a passion for fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity in technology management and innovation.   

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MOT Faculty Member, Former Venture Capitalist: VCs Aren't for All Startups

Posted February 16, 2021

A Star Tribune columnist summarizes the view of ex-venture capitalist and author Dileep Rao criticisms of the growing trend where startups chase for venture capital, something he states many of today's largest tech companies once avoided or were denied.

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University of Minnesota’s Technological Leadership Institute Names Professor Allison Hubel New Director

Posted February 16, 2021

The University of Minnesota Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is proud to announce the appointment of Professor Allison Hubel as TLI’s new director.

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TLI's Mike Johnson cautions public about jump in phishing scams, correlated to COVID-19, when holiday shopping

Posted November 25, 2020

A tech company reports an increase in phishing attempts this month, believed to be associated with the increase in online shopping as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.

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TLI Faculty Member Chosen to Sit on President-Elect Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board

Posted November 10, 2020

Dr. Michael Osterholm, a member of the TLI faculty and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, was selected by President-Elect Biden to sit on his newly-formed COVID-19 Advisory Board.

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Study ft. TLI Faculty Member Looks at Environmental Regulation, Reduction in Pollution and Competitiveness of Firms

Posted October 30, 2020

Alfred Marcus, Honeywell/Edson W. Spencer Chair in Strategic Management and MOT & MSST faculty member, collaborated with faculty and researchers across the country and globe to explore the relationship between environmental regulation and business management.

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TLI Faculty Member's Company Receives $1M Federal Grant From Defense Department

Posted September 11, 2020

RxFunction, whose CTO and co-founder is TLI faculty member Dr. Lars Oddsson, has been awarded a federal contract by the Department of Defense for rehabilitation research and development.

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TLI's Mike Johnson on Cybersecurity Risks for Some Virtual Schools

Posted September 11, 2020

Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the M.S. in Security Technologies (MSST) program, spoke with a reporter about cybersecurity risks for virtual learning as educational institutions go virtual amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TLI Instructor, Security Expert: Anarchists, Extremists Organized to Heighten Civil Unrest in Twin Cities

Posted June 18, 2020

TLI faculty member and security expert Michael Rozin — who led a team of former Navy SEALs, Army Rangers, Green Berets and CIA agents to protect companies and assist the government during recent civil unrest in the Twin Cities that followed the killing of George Floyd — said that organized anarchist and extremist groups were behind the majority of fires and gunshots during the worst three-day period of the unrest.

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TLI Faculty Member, Defense Expert: Bring Back the Rapid Innovation Fund

Posted May 28, 2020

In an opinion article for National Defense, TLI faculty member and defense expert Chip Laingen, CDR recommends reviving the Defense Department's Rapid Innovation Fund, which states was "arguably the best among (funding strategies of the past decade) for its access to small business innovation and its commercial outcomes."