University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Welcome to TLI

Bridging the gap between business and engineering

For high-tech companies, business success is all about mastering the gray zone – that area of the company where business, engineering, science, and technologies converge.  TLI programs and activities help high-tech professionals, managers, and leaders grow their businesses by showing them ways to explore and maximize growth in the gray zone

TLI’s skill set includes technology foresight and forecasting, innovation, strategic management of technology, new product and business development, science and technology policy, and intellectual property.  With an eye on helping high-tech firms maximize their growth potential, TLI shows high-tech companies how to move more adeptly within the gray zone by exploring ways to

  • map technology strategies
  • maximize intellectual property assets
  • marshal technologies
  • stimulate innovation
  • commercialize ideas

We take an in-depth, integrated approach that works in the relentless world of high-tech business.  Check us out. If you’re a pacesetter within the high-tech community, you’ll find that TLI has programs, activities, and services for your gray-zone challenges.


Securing Network Medical Devices Event


December 18, 2014 | 7:30-9:00 am 
McNamara Alumni Center 

Today, medical devices have operating systems and communication hardware that allow them to connect to networks and other devices. To address concerns of potential cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, we must rethink our approach to engineering design: ensuring that security is built-in-by-design in both the medical devices and the associated architecture of their networked operation.

TLI in partnership with the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Minnesota-based healthcare providers, medical device manufacturers and industry associations have developed a wireless infusion pump use-case addressing these issues. This use-case will be presented in coordination with its formal release by NIST/NCCoE for public comment.

Presentation by Minnesota Congressman Erik Paulsen, NCCoE Deputy Director Nate Lesser, and NIST research scientist Gavin O’Brien

This event is free and open to the public.  Space is limited so please register early. 

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Technically Speaking: Leadership in Action | TLI's exciting speaker series


TLI is bringing the business technology community together on the third Wednesday of each month with our exciting speaker series.  Industry leaders present their insights on a broad range of high-impact topics and participants share their views and experiences at these interactive events.  Grow your career and network with the TLI community.  The events are free, but space is limited, so reserve your seat early.

Connect. Engage. Discover.  Click on the banner above to learn more!

Our Mission

TLI’s mission is to develop local and global leaders for technology enterprises, and to empower executives and leaders in their strategic vision to leverage technology to drive business development.

290 McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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