AURI offers unique resources designed to help develop new uses and value additions to Minnesota-grown agricultural products. We are here to help you find new uses for traditional, unexplored or overlooked resources. Here’s an overview of our three service areas:

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Applied Research

See a full list of our research reports, available by focus areas.

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Innovation Networks

AURI’s innovation networks, both formal and informal, enable industry to grow by bringing together groups of people around identified areas of interest. Every group AURI convenes is different, some groups, such as the Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable, are open to anyone.

Hands-On Scientific Assistance

Scientists are available to provide consulting and technical services in the areas of: Product and process development Product evaluation and testing Sourcing materials, equipment and services Labs are available for clients for hands-on testing and development. Commercialization Services Program Guidelines