The Polsky Center collaborates with an extensive network of commercial and venture contacts, building relationships and establishing connections that are essential to successfully advancing innovation within the University and the region.

Our 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 are developing life-saving cancer therapeutics, improving disease diagnostics, increasing quality of education and training, creating green tech energy solutions, and more.

The Polsky Center works closely with researchers and with companies and business leaders to advance that research, helping to get it out into the market for the benefit of society. The Polsky Center develops partnerships and licenses with companies and business leaders to create mutually beneficial relationships dedicated to advancing development of therapeutics and technologies with potential.

Working with the Polsky Center

Working with the Polsky Center

The Polsky Center works closely with members industry partners in order to build new partnerships and expand existing strategic external partnerships to advance the research enterprise at the University of Chicago. Our teams have 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.

Success Stories
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Success Stories

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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Small Business Spotlight: Getting Lost Leads Owner of Forty Acres Fresh Market to Find Her Entrepreneurial Spirit

When Liz Abunaw, MBA’14, stepped off the No. 66 bus in Chicago’s Austin neighborhood six years ago, she wasn’t looking to change her life. She was looking for a bank.…

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