Discovery Nexus® is an intersection between businesses, entrepreneurs, start-ups, economic development leaders, and University of Minnesota students, faculty and researchers who are leading the exciting development and launching of new products, services and businesses. This facility features mentoring labs, presentation rooms, exhibit space, collaboration areas, launch pads and specially-trained instructors for taking the innovations, ideas and concepts to the marketplace.
Located on the second floor of the McNamara Alumni Center, Discovery Nexus® is a 30,000+ square-foot space that is the front door and convening location for the following partners:
- Technology Commercialization (TC)
- Education Technology Innovations (ETI)
- Technological Leadership Institute (TLI)
- University of Minnesota Alumni Association (UMAA)
- University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF)
Learn more about the mission of our partners through these unique video stories.
Discovery Nexus® was dedicated on October 11, 2017 to the University of Minnesota from University Gateway Corporation and corporate and individual donors who share the belief that research and inventions identified by faculty and students can change the world when effectively developed, partnered, and commercialized.