The May/June issue of Small Times has the second annual survey of universities and rank them in nine categories. The University of Minnesota ranks #2 in Industrial Outreach and #9 in Research.
"The university’s key strengths are nanostructures developed through its chemical engineering and materials science department, and particle instrumentation. The university’s near-term strategy is to build on these two strengths to develop an institute focused on new applications of nanostructures and nanoparticles."
The July/August issue has ranking by state the amount of venture capital invested in nanotech and MEMS in 2005.
They used a complicated ranking score in six categories that included number of deals, historical dollars, 2005 dollars, comparison to total VC dollars, and a couple of others.
Minnesota, Minnesota, where are you?