Organization profile

Organization profile

The expertise of the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is the interface of business, strategy, science, technology, innovation, and policy. Our mission is to be a world-class leader in education, research, and consulting.  TLI offers three Master of Science degrees: Master of Science in Management of Technology (MOT), Master of Science in Infrastructure Systems Engineering (ISE) and Master of Science in Security Technologies (MSST) with the option of M.S. and Ph.D. minors.  In addition, TLI works in close partnership with representatives from Minnesota's technology-driven companies to develop its corporate and academic programs. Our short courses are a direct response to the needs of Minnesota's high-tech businesses. Information and skills taught are industry focused with an emphasis on workplace applications.  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.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


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