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Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network 2023

July 17 @ 8:00 am - July 19 @ 5:00 pm CDT



What is MEEN?

The Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (MEEN) supports the efforts of Midwest technology entrepreneurship institutions through collaboration in educating, supporting, and connecting innovators to the ecosystem spanning the region. The geographic spread, diverse industrial base, and scale of the network facilitates the sharing of resources, connections and best practices, among the institutions involved. MEEN currently includes more than 30 universities which account for approximately $16B in federal research funding.

2023 MEEN+ Conference. University of Minnesota. July 17-19

Annual Conference

Annually, MEEN holds a conference aimed at sharing best practices and methods for overcoming challenges unique to Midwest engineering entrepreneurship centers. Each year, a different university hosts the MEEN Conference.

The 2023 MEEN+ Conference will be hosted by the University of Minnesota and held Monday-Wednesday, July 17-19 at the McNamara Alumni Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The MEEN+ Conference will consist of three days of programming. Attendees may register for any combination of the following sessions:


Who Should Attend?

This conference is open to University administration, faculty, and staff working with technology entrepreneurship. Among others, representatives from entrepreneurship centers, technology commercialization offices, and entrepreneurship education are encouraged to attend.

There is no fee to attend this event, but participants are responsible for providing their own transportation and accommodations.


Why You Should Attend

  • Find how other universities are breaking down educational silos
  • Hear best practices in engineering entrepreneurship from other universities
  • Describe a challenge you are having and learn how the MEEN network may help
  • Learn about Midwest opportunities for I-Corps

We look forward to sharing and exploring new ideas and tackling the common problems we all face.


If you have questions, please contact Allison McDonald at mcdo0777@umn.edu or Marissa Siero at siero@illinois.edu.

Learn More


July 17 @ 8:00 am CDT
July 19 @ 5:00 pm CDT
Event Category:


Great Lakes Regional I-Corps Hub
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Hybrid: University of Minnesota/Virtual
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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(612) 625-5000
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