The University of Minnesota’s craziest, most interesting innovations
16 Jan 2019
The University of Minnesota is, and always has been, at the heart of the state’s innovation economy. Its faculty have created everything from new apples to life-saving drugs. Here are several of the U’s most interesting innovations.
A national scorecard released by the nonprofit Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) grades states’ shared renewable energy programs – e.g., community solar and net metering – with Minnesota and New York coming out on top. IREC says its National Shared Renewables Scorecard uses specific criteria to evaluate how each program stack...
Aneela Idnani Kumar’s pursuit of product to help address her own mental health disorder is today the foundation for HabitAware, a startup that recently won the grand prize in the Minnesota Cup business-idea competition. Continue to full article
Cargill’s beef plant in Schuyler, Nebraska recently welcomed a new co-worker: a remote-controlled, two-armed, bag-waving robot cowboy some are calling R2DMoo. The silly-sounding robot serves a serious purpose: keeping employees safe. The average bovine that moves through Cargill’s beef plant can weigh up to three quarters of a ton, and th...