The Polsky Center works closely with University of Chicago researchers to advance research, helping to efficiently get it out into the market for the benefit of society. We develop partnerships with companies to create mutually beneficial relationships dedicated to discovering and advancing development of  technologies with powerful potential.

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 natural sciences, big data analytics, advanced materials, nanotechnology and more.

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UChicago and global biopharmaceutical company AbbVie have engaged in a joint strategic alliance designed to encourage and strengthen collaboration among researchers.

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Working with the Polsky Center

Working with the Polsky Center

The Polsky Center facilitates efficient and streamlined engagements between  internal and external stakeholders, and enables flexible partnering models. The Polsky team works closely with  industry partners by  building new corporate strategic relationships  and expanding existing  partnerships to advance the research enterprise at the University of Chicago. Our team has experience with establishing and managing long-term, cross-functional, win-win collaborations with industry partners. We also have committed space and resources for corporate partner co-location enabling proximity and access to collaborators, multidisciplinary talent, and innovation ecosystem.

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The Polsky Center is proud to have supported many successful startups incuding Braintree, Grubhub and Foxtrot. This is more placeholder text about successful startups Polsky helped grow and develop.

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Access resources that can help you launch or advance your venture, including specialized mentorship and proof-of-concept funding.

For more information on how to partner with the University of Chicago, contact our Industry Relations team.

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