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Innovation & Entrepreneurship


  • Research North Dakota - Provides matching dollars to ND universities to assists private partners/companies in performing research, development and commercialization of specific projects.
  • Centers of Research Excellence - Hubs of research and development on the campuses of North Dakota's colleges and universities, partnering with private companies to generate new business opportunities.
  • Innovate ND- Provides online entrepreneur education, coaching and mentoring from proven business owners to help entrepreneurs successful launch new businesses.


Partner Programs - Entrepreneurial Centers

UND Center for Innovation - Grand Forks, ND
University of North Dakota
4200 James Ray Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58203

NDSU Research & Technology Park
North Dakota State University
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Fargo, ND 58102

Chuck Hoge, Interim Executive Director

I.D.E.A. Center
2720 E Broadway
Bismarck, ND 58501

Deb Eslinger, Executive Director
Strom Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
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291 Campus Drive
Dickinson, ND 58601

Ray Ann Kilen, Interim Associate Director
MSU Severson Entrepreneurship Academy
Minot State University
500 University Ave W
Minot, ND 58707

Chuck Barney, Director
Experience ND - Relocate to North Dakota Bismarck - Ranked 2nd Happiest City in America