Current News


Bruce Gjovig, UND Innovation Center CEO, to retire

The longtime leader of the UND Center for Innovation will retire April 30, he announced Tuesday. Bruce Gjovig, the center's CEO and entrepreneur coach, is leaving after 33 years with the facility.

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Hoeven Gathers Input for 2018 Farm Bill, Reviews Research at USDA Facility in Mandan

Senator John Hoeven, chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee and a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, reviewed agriculture research being conducted at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Northern Great Plains Research Lab in Mandan and gathered input from the customer focus group, which is comprised of local producers, about research and priorities as work begins to craft the 2018 Farm Bill.

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BioScience Association Conducts Annual Meeting 

On February 3rd 2017, members and guests of the BioScience Association met in the Idea Lab in the Center for Innovation. After the business meeting was held Mr. Jim Albrecht, President of ComDel Innovation, gave a presentation on developing, manufacturing, and commercializing innovative new products. Jim was followed by Senator Ray Holmberg (R) who spoke on current budget shortfall regarding the Bio-technology field. Also pictured are State Senator Lonnie Laffen (R), State Senator Curt Kreun (R), and StateRepresentative Emily O'Brien (R), who were present for State Senator Ray Holmberg's presentation.


BIO Innovation Announces the BIO International Convention

The BIO International Convention will be held June 19-22, 2017 in San Diego, CA.

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Recent Articles


$240 Million Soybean Processing Plant Announced in North Dakota

Governor Doug Burgum and representatives from Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) and its North Dakota subsidiary formally unveiled the proposal to build a crush facility and refinery at Spiritwood, N.D. during the Northern Soybean Expo in Fargo.

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Aldevron Announces Growth Investment from TA Associates

Aldevron, a contract development and manufacturing organization specializing in the production of plasmid DNA, proteins and antibodies, announced on January 24, 2017 it has received a growth investment from TA Associates, a leading global growth private equity firm.

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UND Associate Vice President Barry Milavetz Receives Grant for Virus Research

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Aldevron Makes Plans for New Biomedical Manufacturing Plant

Aldevron plans to construct a $8 million 45,000-square-foot production facility in South Fargo.

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Company Spotlights


SkySkopes - A Leading National UAS Service Provider

SkySkopes is a national leader in providing aerial inspection and energy audit services through unmanned aircraft systems technology. Founded and headquartered in Grand Forks, ND, SkySkopes offers its services nationwide from offices in North Dakota, Michigan and Wyoming. The company also operates SkySkopes Academy, a training school teaching students how to operate unmanned aircraft safely and knowledgeably.

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