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      Governor Dayton Visits World Renowned Research University in Stockholm

      Posted on June 17, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      Aula Medica in Stockholm, Sweden
      Photo Credit: Karolinska Institutet 

      Gov. Mark Dayton; Dr. Cliff Steer, University of Minnesota Medical School; DEED Commissioner Katie Sieben; and Minnesota Trade Office Director KathleenMotzenbecker visited the Karolinska Institutet, a world renowned medical research university in Stockholm, where they discussed innovation exchange.

      The institute’s commitment to innovation is reflected in services it provides to businesses through its Innovation Office that include:
      • General advice concerning the development of innovations;
      • Support with patenting issues and questions of intellectual property rights; and
      • Help with grant applications.

      Minnesota’s research universities have more than 30 years of relationships, partnerships, exchanges and joint projects with Karolinska Institutet that have resulted in joint publications, research grants and discoveries that are aimed at improving the health of people worldwide. Renowned researchers from Karolinska Institutet have worked in the Minnesota labs of Robert Elde, Ph.D. and others.

      Both the University of Minnesota and Mayo Clinic scientists have benefited from research opportunities and time in Stockholm.

      The group also went to Karolinska Institutet’s new lecture hall complex, Aula Medica, and toured its 1,000-seat auditorium. Aula Medica will offer added office space and restaurants and enable the institute to hold major public events, such as the Nobel lectures, which attract audiences from around the world.

      The complex is scheduled for completion this summer. While the outside of the complex is finished, work is now underway on the building’s interior.

      For more information about the governor’s trade mission to Sweden, Norway and Germany, Click here.

      Photos of the and its auditorium are available here.