OEP functions as an ambassador to the business community by building mutually beneficial partnerships and helping companies to leverage all the resources that Pitt has to offer. Our partnership team is here to help you find the right way to connect your organization to Pitt.

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Research Agreements



Partnership Opportunities

Research & Development

OEP can help you fast-track your next project by starting at Pitt. We are one of the country’s largest academic research centers, home to state-of-the-art facilites, world-class research and some of the world's foremost experts across a broad range of disciplines who can speed your research and development.

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Licensing and Innovation

Pitt researchers may already have the technology you’re looking for. Ask OEP to introduce you to researchers in your subject matter of interest to see if you can license existing technology from our deep portfolio of IP.

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Student Recruitment

Every year Pitt attracts some of the finest students in the country and OEP can help you find those with just the right skill set and experience to make a difference in your organization.

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The University of Pittsburgh is committed to fostering a diverse supplier base and The Supplier Diversity Program or Diversity Business Enterprise (DBE) Program, is designed to ensure that businesses of diverse backgrounds and ownership have the opportunity to become valued suppliers.

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Executive & Continuing Education

OEP can help you get the most out of your greatest competitive advantage -- your people. We can help you develop a customized curriculum to train new staff or prepare existing workers for your next phase of growth.

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Visibility on Campus

OEP can help you create a campus branding program to increase your company’s visibility and teach students about your company’s values, corporate culture, and identity.

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Community Development

OEP’s contributes to community development programs that bring students, faculty, civic leaders and involved citizens together to build stronger and more resilient communities. Our goal is to empower people with the skills they need to effect transformative change in their communities.

Locate in our Innovation Hub

The Innovation Institute provides a comprehensive suite of services for Pitt Innovators, from protecting intellectual property to the commercialization of new discoveries through licensing and/or new enterprise development. The Institute also provides a wealth of educational programming, mentoring and networking for Pitt faculty, students and partners.