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University of Minnesota’s Internal Business Units (IBUs)

University of Minnesota’s Internal Business Units (IBUs) program has developed an incubator space to help mature and launch early-stage technologies. IBUs address a small number of technologies that are nearly market ready but need some limited investment and early sales in order to be more attractive as startup opportunities. IBUs are an effective way to incubate those technologies in a business setting where they receive support from the university through seed funding and resources. IBUs are not a mechanism for bridging a broad “valley of death,” or incubating technologies that will require a long period of development or significant seed funding, but rather represent an innovative strategy for new company development.

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