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Business Development

Materials testing with Loll Designs outdoor furniture

We can help you improve your business.

NRRI understands the importance of small and entrepreneurial businesses to generate a strong economy. We collaborate broadly as an unbiased, professional research organization. We also understand the challenges, the limitations and the possibilities for growth and success. NRRI has extensive expertise in sourcing raw materials, developing new products, testing materials and lean manufacturing efficiencies. 

The Business Development group works with each of our research groups to address the needs of their clients and stakeholders. 

Responsible business practices including:

  • Custom engagement planning
  • Non-disclosure Agreements
  • Sponsored contracts
  • Service agreements
  • MN Innovation Partnership (MN-IP) technology licensing
  • Trade secret capabilities
  • Launchpad Business Support

NRRI technical expertise:

  • Explore an idea
  • Prototype something new
  • Research opportunities
  • Improve production efficiency
  • Solve a development problem
  • Identify new markets