Industry Engagement at the U

Five campuses. Thousands of resources. One point of access.

The Corporate Engagement Center is your way to connect with a vast network of resources across one of the country’s most innovative public research universities.

Partnership success stories


Technology and innovation

For students, faculty, and business partners, the University of Minnesota is a center of invention that creates a clear and widespread economic value.



Talent development

Together with our private and public sector partners, the University transforms students’ lives so that students can transform the world.



Visibility and branding

When University of Minnesota resources and expertise are aligned with industry priorities, the results can be field-defining and mutually beneficial.



Executive and employee engagement

Industry executives and professionals engage with the University of Minnesota through teaching, mentorship, expertise and knowledge-sharing, and more.


  • 6

    Number of UMN programs ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report: Pharmacy, Public Health, Public Affairs, Medicine, Law, Engineering

  • $8.6 billion

    Annual economic impact for the state of Minnesota, including bioeconomy leadership

  • 9

    Ranking among U.S. public universities in research spending.

  • $255.5 million

    Amount corporations invested in University research during a record year for innovation and technology funding in 2021.

Ways to engage

Your partner in talent, innovation, and visibility

Get started

Contact us if you are a corporate or foundation representative and would like more information about matching your priorities and interests with opportunities and resources at the University.

Elizabeth Wegele

Elizabeth Wegele