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Center for Innovation hosts Microsoft Office 365 sessions for businesses Aug. 7

These days, many businesses are coping with shrinking budgets and increasing security challenges as more and more employees bring their own devices and applications to work. New Microsoft offerings like Windows 8, New Office and Windows Phone 8 provide businesses with better solutions that integrate more easily into IT systems while still offering employees the [...]

Center for Innovation to host international student appreciation night May 1

The Center for Innovation will host International Student Appreciation Night at 5 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, in the Center for Innovation; pizza will be served. The free event is an opportunity for international students to learn more about the EB-5 program. The Center for Innovation’s North Dakota/Minnesota EB-5 Regional Center is committed to regional development through [...]

Entrepreneur Forum Feb. 20 features medical technology inventor and author

The Center for Innovation’s Entrepreneur Forum features Patrick Kullmann, who will present “From Napkin to the Market” at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, in the Idea Lab at the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center. Kullmann is the founder and lead strategist at CG3 Consulting and author of the book The Inventor’s Guide for Medical Technology. [...]

BioND hosts national bio speaker Ab Basu at Center for Innovation Dec. 12

The BioScience Association of North Dakota (BioND) will host its annual meeting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12,  at the Center for Innovation, 4200 James Ray Drive. The cost is $15 per person and registration may be made through Myste at the Center for Innovation at or by calling 777.3132. Ab Basu, State Government Relations [...]

Center for Innovation receives fourth international honor

The Center for Innovation’s two technology incubators have been designated as a “Soft Landings International Incubator” by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA). This is the fourth time since 2006 that the center has received the important, with two-year renewals in 2008, 2010 and this year. “The UND Center for Innovation was one of first [...]

Center for Innovation hires ‘angel fund’ field agent

Angels evoke many images—most commonly winged beings draped in white raiment. But at the Center for Innovation, angels usually come in the form of investors who help young entrepreneurs turn good ideas into viable businesses. To help would-be entrepreneurs connect with angel investors, the Center created the position of angel fund field agent. The Center [...]

Center for Innovation profiled for Venture Development excellence nationwide

The UND Center of Innovation in Grand Forks is one of just 10 programs–and one of two from rural states–profiled by the Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN) on its web site. The profile was published on the site this week. Innovation-driven development programs from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Oklahoma, Kansas, Tennessee, Michigan and California are also profiled with [...]

Center for Innovation to host film producer Rick Dallago and Brosseau PR president, Ben Brosseau for Entrepreneur Forum

The Center for Innovation will host Ben Brosseau during the next Entrepreneur Forum at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 14, in the Ina Mae Rude Center for Innovation Idea Lab. The Entrepreneur Forum is a regular event at the Center for Innovation, bringing entrepreneurs from all over the world to speak to the Greater Grand Forks community. “It’s [...]

Center for Innovation welcomes Larry D. Rigby to the entrepreneur forum March 8

The Center for Innovation and the Dakota Venture Group welcomes entrepreneur and investor Larry D. Rigby, founder and CEO of Larada Sciences, to the next entrepreneur forum at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center Idea Lab. Free visitor parking is available. Larry D. Rigby is founder, chairman and CEO of Larada [...]

UND groups to host premiere sustainable energy event next summer

Two UND-based groups—the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education (SUNRISE) program and the Center for Innovation—are organizing the Cleantech 2011 Workshop and Action Summit to be held June 19-21 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. Cleantech 2011 is a unique combination of events designed to foster and promote sustainable energy-related technology centers. “This [...]

Israeli-based UAS company will open new office in Grand Forks

Simlat’s President, Yuval Peshin, along with Tom Kenville, UND Center for Innovation, announced today the opening of a new North American Simlat office in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center. Simlat Ltd., an Israeli-based company, is a leading provider of next generation mission-training solutions for unmanned vehicles systems (UAS) and for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR). [...]

Center for Innovation hosts entrepreneur forums

The Center for Innovation will host two upcoming entrepreneur forum on campus. The forums will feature young venture capitalist Brooks Burgum and award-winning composer Tim Westergren. Burgum will speak at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5. Westergren is set to speak at 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9. Both forums will be in the Idea Lab at [...]

Rugby native and Hat World founder will speak at entrepreneur forum

Entrepreneur Scott Molander took an idea and turned it into a $100 million company as founder of Hat World. Molander is now working with another venture, Simple Furniture. He is the featured speaker at the next UND Center for Innovation’s Entrepreneur Forum, starting at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 14, in the Center for Innovation. Molander [...]

Center for Innovation designated as “Soft Landings International Incubator”

The Center for Innovation’s two technology incubators are designated as a “Soft Landings” International Incubator” by the National Business Incubation Association (NBIA). The Center for Innovation was one of first five incubators in the world to secure that designation in 2006, and there are 15 incubators out of 5,000 worldwide with that designation and certification. [...]

Norwegian ambassador will moderate Climate Change in the Arctic roundtable May 19

Norwegian Ambassador to the United States, Wegger Chr. Strømmen, will moderate a roundtable discussion on climate change in the Arctic at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, in the Center for Innovation Idea Lab (4200 James Ray Drive).   It will focus on the challenges and opportunities facing the United States and the international community regarding the [...]

Center for Innovation presents Maureen Clemmons at next Entrepreneur Forum

The UND Center for Innovation presents Maureen Clemmons, an internationally recognized innovator with North Dakota roots, at the next Entrepreneur Forum from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, in the Idea Lab at the Center for Innovation. Clemmons’s presentation is titled “Perseverance and Skill, Courage and Will are the Leaves in Luck’s 4-Leaf Clover [...]

Center for Innovation hosts entrepreneur forum April 14

An entrepreneur forum will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, in the Center of Innovation Idea Lab. Ben Brosseau, Brosseau PR, will discuss “Public Relations for Entrepreneurs – getting noticed while getting started.” The public is welcome to attend. Brosseau PR ( was founded in 2000 by entrepreneur Ben Brosseau and [...]

Center for Innovation to sponsor Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp

The Center for Innovation will host the 5th annual Mini-Society Youth Entrepreneurship Summer Camp for students in grades 4-8, June 28—July 2. This hands-on, fun-focused summer camp is part of a statewide effort encouraging youth to consider business ownership as a real career option and community leadership as a rewarding outlet for their natural creativity. [...]

Deadline for Eugene Dahl and Roger Melroe Entrepreneur endowment proposals is March 22

The Eugene Dahl and Roger Melroe Entrepreneur endowments are available through the UND Foundation. Funds totaling $16,000 are available for Summer and Fall 2010. The deadline for proposals is 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 22 (extensions can be approved of in advance). The families of Melroe Manufacturing entrepreneurs Eugene Dahl and Roger Melroe established endowments within [...]