The Polsky Center works closely with industry partners in order to build and expand strategic collaborations that advance the research enterprise at the University of Chicago. Our team has experience with establishing and managing long-term, cross-functional, win-win partnerships. We also have committed space and resources for corporate partner co-location enabling proximity and access to UChicago collaborators, multidisciplinary talent, and innovation ecosystem.
The Polsky Center works closely with companies and foundations that sponsor research at UChicago by providing funds to support a research project of mutual interest. These shared projects enable both the sponsor and the University to advance knowledge and novel solutions to society’s pressing challenges.
The Polsky Center coordinates industrial relationships and strategic alliances across the University and its national laboratories. Our team has rich experience in establishing win-win collaboration structures with strategic industry partners. The Polsky Center works closely with UChicago faculty and researchers conducting cutting-edge research, and with companies and other institutions interested in exploring mutually-beneficial partnerships of many types.
The Polsky Center invests in technologies and startups developed by University faculty, students, and other affiliated researchers, through opportunities such as the George Shultz Innovation Fund and the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge. We also work closely with companies, foundations and other outside organizations to invest in new ventures and joint ventures. To learn more about co-investment opportunities, contact David Gross, Director of Industry Relations and Strategy.
The Polsky Center partners with organizations across campus dedicated to advancing the educational and professional careers of students. Our offices can can connect you with student entrepreneurs and organizations across the University that can assist you in engaging students and hiring talent, such as UChicagoGrad and the myCHOICE program.
For more information on how to partner with the University of Chicago, contact David Gross.
The Polsky Center works closely with faculty and affiliated researchers to help them transform their groundbreaking ideas and discoveries into products, services, and ventures. We support startups during the complex commercialization process across all industries and have launched more than 90 research-based startups, enabling faculty, students and researchers to apply their technologies to critical problems impacting society.