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MRUN-Midwest Research University Network 

c/o ITEC
1801 Maple Avenue
Evanston  Illinois  60208-1113  U.S.A.
Phone: 608-262-2797 Fax: n/a

MRUN was established in 2002 as an alliance of university business development professionals dedicated to facilitating growth of technology spinout companies through start-up formation. MRUN is built around the idea that regional cooperation in new business formation can foster commercialization of university research. To that end, representatives involved in startup business formation from several Midwest universities took advantage of their relative geographic proximity and began meeting quarterly to explore cooperative options.

Today, twenty MRUN member institutions work together informally to address common problems in startup business development and exchange information about:

  • Angel and seed-stage financing
  • Placement of management talent
  • Opportunities for collaboration
While MRUN works closely with patent and licensing officers in their respective institutions, the focus is on start-up enterprise development as an important element on university technology transfer and local economic development

Through its efforts, MRUN also seeks to draw attention to the significance of Research universities to the Midwest's technology base.

MRUN member institutions include:
Argonne National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Iowa State University, Mayo Clinic, Medical College of Wisconsin, Michigan State University, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, Purdue University, University of Cincinnati, University of Chicago, University of Michigan, University of Missouri, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois at Chicago and Urbana-Champaign, University of Iowa, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Washington University, and Wayne State University

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Ownership: Private

Web Site: MRUN-Midwest Research University Network


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