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Partnership & Industry Relations

Partnership & Industry Relations


The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago works with corporate partners to catalyze ideas into impact. UChicago is at the very heart of a “must-have” Chicago-wide research, innovation, venture, investment, talent, operations, and education ecosystem. In addition to research on campus, UChicago brings together the power of two US Department of Energy National Labs (Argonne National Laboratory and Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory) and the Marine Biological Laboratory, across 140 institutes and centers, into a truly powerful research and development enterprise of over 15,000 faculty and research staff.

Our world-class researchers generate new knowledge and solutions to significant societal challenges. Their long history of breakthroughs includes discovering the link between cancer and genetics, establishing revolutionary theories of economics, and developing tools to produce reliably excellent urban schooling. Most recently, their discoveries and technologies include developing life-saving cancer therapeutics, improving disease diagnostics, increasing quality of education and training, creating green tech energy solutions, while leveraging deep expertise in life sciences, data science, advanced materials, quantum, and more.

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Ways to Partner

Ways to Partner

  • Sponsored Research: The Polsky Center can help your company connect with University of Chicago faculty and other researchers shaping and defining the fields relevant to your industry.
  • Startup Investment and Acquisitions: We provide “first looks” and early access to startups with proprietary technology in your industry or research area.
  • Master Collaboration Agreements: We can work with you to develop a comprehensive approach to interacting with the University of Chicago based on your specialized interests and goals.
  • Technology Licensing: The Polsky Center manages the University of Chicago’s technology portfolio and we can help you find new technologies to add to your product development pipeline. Our team will work closely with you through the diligence and licensing process.

Get Started:

Set up a visit to our campus:

Omkar Bhave
Manager, Industry Relations
Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago
O: 773.702.6365

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