AURI has been designated as a Venture Development Organization (VDO) by the Regional Innovation Acceleration Network (RIAN). AURI is the first VDO to be named in Minnesota.
Organizations selected as a Venture Development Organization are business-driven and work to promote and support regional growth through innovation-based entrepreneurship. VDO’s support this growth by providing a variety of services including business assistance and speeding the commercialization of technology.
Jen Wagner-Lahr, AURI Senior Director of Innovation said “AURI is excited to be included in this network as we look forward to connecting with similar organizations across the nation and learn about best practices in technology-based economic development.”
The RIAN network is a project of State Science and Technology Institute funded by the U.S. Economic Development Administration.