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TLI Home of U of MN's New Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity

Posted September 6, 2021

The University of Minnesota is proud to announce its new Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity (CMDC). The center, which will be housed with the Technological Leadership Institute, will foster university-industry-government collaborations to ensure that medical devices are both safe and secure from the growing number of cybersecurity threats.

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TLI Instructor Discusses Leadership in Technology During Radio Interview

Posted September 3, 2021

TLI Instructor Chip Laingen was interviewed on KYMN Radio's National Security This Week, where he spoke about the importance of leadership in technology along with his work as the Executive Director of the Defense Alliance.

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MSST Director of Graduate Studies Shares Practical Back-to-School Advice with FOX 9

Posted August 30, 2021

MS in Security Technologies Director of Graduate Studies Mike Johnson shared some practical, yet important and timely advice with FOX 9 about the potential harm in parent's seemingly harmless back-to-school social media posts

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MDI Alumni's Startup Featured in Minneapolis-St. Paul Business Journal

Posted August 24, 2021

MDI alumni Anders Olmanson's company, REMastered Sleep, which evolved out of his experience in the program, was featured in the Minneapolis Business Journal. Since launching its product in December, REMasteredSleep has sold over $65,000 worth of REMplenish products. And more than a quarter of its customers are health care professionals, including sleep doctors, dentists and speech therapists, according to the company. 

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TLI Director Discusses How Cryopreservation Will Change Our Way of Life

Posted August 9, 2021

Deemed the Science of Second Chances, TLI Director Allison Hubel shares her research and the benefits of cryopreservation on everything from preserving plant and animal species to providing cell therapy for a variety of illnesses and injuries during a recent podcast with the Telluride Science Research Center.

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TLI Instructor Shares Expertise on Growing Number of Cyber Threats to Companies

Posted July 29, 2021

MSST instructor and cyber threat intelligence expert Jonathan Wrolstad shared his expertise with KSTP-TV on the growing number of threats facing companies each year and the economic impact.

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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.   


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.


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.