The Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable, one of AURI’s innovation networks, brings together people to take action on the challenges and opportunities in the area of renewable energy. Participants range from business and industry leaders to nonprofit and government representatives. Interested in attending a Minnesota Renewable Energy Roundtable event? Contact us.



The mission of Minnesota’s Renewable Energy Roundtable is to take action on the immediate challenges and opportunities facing our state, region and nation using Minnesota’s assets. The goal is two-fold:

  • Ensure that Minnesota is recognized as a leader in renewable energy knowledge, application and utilization
  • Create an implementation platform for moving short and long-term strategic action forward


The participants of the Roundtable represent more than 217 Minnesota organizations, agencies and businesses. While AURI coordinates and facilitates the Roundtable, more than 525 individuals have lent their insight to the ongoing effort. Participants have identified challenges and priorities for advancing Minnesota’s renewable energy industry. Partner organizations include:

  • University of Minnesota
  • Minnesota State Colleges and Universities
  • Department of Commerce
  • Minnesota Department of Agriculture