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New Uses Forum

AURI Connects: New Uses Forum is an annual conference dedicated to accelerating innovation and investment in value-added food and agriculture. Each conference features keynote speakers, panel discussions, and a spotlight on Minnesota entrepreneurs.


2024 New Uses Forum

Bioindustrial Innovations and Opportunities

April 9, 2024
Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center | Mankato, MN

This year’s New Uses Forum will take place on Tuesday, April 9, 2024, at the Mayo Health System Event Center in Mankato. AURI and its partners, Compeer Financial and Avisen Legal, are convening a great slate of speakers focused on the bioindustrial value chain.

The day will highlight market challenges and opportunities in bioindustrial innovation. Sessions will focus on activities from producers to entrepreneurial endeavors to end users and investor perspectives to highlight industry activity and trends. A networking reception will follow the day’s programming.  Multiple 30-minute networking breaks and lunch will offer plenty of chances to connect with participants. In addition, AURI’s Ag Innovator of the Year will be revealed during the event.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to learn and connect with bioindustrial, agriculture, and finance partners!

Click here for registration information, agenda, speaker list, and more.