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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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What Can You Learn From Airbnb: Focus On Your Skills… Not The Idea

Posted April 28, 2021

Has Airbnb succeeded because of its terrific idea? Or is it because of the entrepreneur’s ability to encapsulate his idea in a fantastic pitch and attract VCs? Or is it because of the entrepreneur’s skills in finding the right strategy and executing it to perfection?


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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The Miracle Over 20 Years in the Making

Posted January 28, 2021

Joining the billions of people waiting for the moment when I get a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, it is impossible not to consider how we got here. 


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.


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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Taking Care of Your Career: Professional Education in Uncertain Times

Posted November 10, 2020

In uncertain times such as these, furthering one’s professional growth may seem like a bridge too far. Anxiety about more immediate concerns can consume our thoughts. The financial health and prospects of our employers, the challenges of finding a new job in this environment, the uncertainty about what our workplaces and work lives will be like on the other side of the pandemic; these are all continuing sources of concern. 


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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MOT-19 Student's Capstone Leads to Patent

Posted September 11, 2020

For the first time in its history, the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) has partnered with students to file a patent on a product that originated from a Capstone project.