The Partnership between Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota has quickly become a globally recognized model of research collaboration.
This collaboration has exceeded expectaions:
- Leveraged $82 million in external funding through federal NIH grants, Partnership grants, private investments and philanthropic support
- Advanced 45 projects exploring diabetes, Alzheimer’s, cancer, heart failure, biopesticides and many other conditions and launched Decade of Discovery, to conquer Diabetes
- Published nearly 100 peer-reviewed papers and abstracts and made 218 scientific presentations
- 8 Minnesota Partnership projects have generated 12 invention disclosures for which 1 provisional and 6 non-provisional patents are pending
- Recruited three nationally-ranked researchers
In addition, there has been one formal request for commercial licensing rights to one of the Partnership-developed technologies and one project transitioning to commercialization. The Minnesota Partnership has much higher levels of patent generation efficiency (greater than 10x the national average) with one patent being generated for every $1.07 million in Partnership research expenditures.