For Students

The Valuation Lab is a transformative learning experience for every student.

Archana Desai

Why the Valuation Lab?

  1. Learn from experienced industry professionals
  2. Examining real medical innovations provides real-world experiential learning opportunity
  3. Networking opportunities with experts, alumni, inventors and more.
  4. Students from eight colleges at UMN work on cross-functional teams and gain knowledge from each other

Applications are now being accepted for MILI 6997: Bay Area Valuation Lab.

Information & Application


By the Numbers


projects completed since 2008. From animal to vascular, ophthalmology to dental and everything in between.


enrolled in Lab, on campus and across the globe


different University of Minnesota colleges represented by students in Lab

Valuation Lab Options

CSOM Building Exterior - Spring 2020


MILI 6995 - Fall/Spring/Summer Semesters - 2-credits

In three project cycles over the course of a semester, the student teams and instructors tease out the intricacies of each innovation. 

Each technology is studied not only by that project’s team, but by other Valuation Lab students, this means each student gains familiarity and experience with up to 15 innovative medical technologies. After weeks of intellectual inquiry, the students prepare a mock client presentation for faculty critique, and as the project closes they give final recommendations to their inventors.



Bay Area

Bay Area Lab

MILI 6997 - January - 4 Credits

In the Bay Area Lab, teams of students complete one rapid production market analysis of promising medical technologies and services to determine potential for success in a global market.

Course project work exposes students to Bay Area innovations, venture firms and inventors. The program is a mix of class sessions, site visits and group work.

Applications are now being accepted for the January 2022 program!  Please find details, information and a link to the application here.


Global Val Lab

IBUS 6997 - May/June - 4 credits

A strong demand for valuation of new medical technologies continues to grow not only in the U.S. but also throughout the globe. This course is offered by the Carlson Global Institute in collaboration with Stockholm School for Entrepreneurship (SSES) and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. Students participating in this class gain resume quality experience working on live project, increase their knowledge of the business environment in Northern Europe, and develop life-long friendships with fellow students from Carlson School and SSES.

Medical Valuation Laboratory