Mayo Innovation Scholars

Mayo Innovation Scholars with founder John Meslow
Mayo Innovation Scholars
Scholar making a presentation
Macalester College teams
St. Olaf team
St. Thomas team
Saint John's University/College of St. Benedict team
St. Thomas team
Saint John's University team
St. Olaf students (l. to r.) Casey Keyes, Apoorva Pasricha, Sarah Fleming and Ry
St. Olaf students & mentors (l to r) Kevin Crisp, Casey Keyes, Apoorva Pasricha,

The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program (MISP) aims to:

  • Assist Mayo Clinic Ventures, along with three other Mayo Clinic departments, in the assessment of new product submissions by Mayo researchers
  • Provide research opportunities for undergraduate science and business students
  • Provide leadership development opportunities for MBA and MAOL students

Formerly the Mayo Scholars Program, MISP was designed in 2006 by retired Medtronic executive, John Meslow. Together with the Mayo Clinic Office of Intellectual Property, now Mayo Clinic Ventures, and the Minnesota Private College Council, Meslow created a unique program to place students from a variety of disciplines at the interface of innovations in science and medicine and the fields of intellectual property, marketing and business development.

MISP offers an opportunity for selected graduate students and undergraduate science and business students to research projects submitted by Mayo Clinic professionals through several Mayo Clinic departments, including Mayo Clinic Ventures, the College of Medicine, the Center for Innovation and Global Business Solutions. Now in its ninth year, MISP continues to be an innovative model for student experiential learning.

Funders

The Mayo Innovation Scholars Program is a collaborative initiative supported by the Medtronic Foundation, Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota Private College Council.