The Office of Corporate Engagement provides services to the University of Pittsburgh community that span the life of a corporation’s engagement. We can assist in finding a corporate partnership, establishing the relationship, and supporting it for the life of the engagement.

Finding a Corporate Partner

Opportunities to find, connect and engage with corporate partners and can begin with the companies or with the University community in the following ways.

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Pitt and ANSYS

The University Of Pittsburgh and ANSYS Develop New Computing Tools to Push the Boundaries of Additive Manufacturing

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How the University community can connect with corporate partners:
  • Research
  • Recruiting
  • Events
  • Mentoring
  • Executive Education
  • Board Membership
  • Service on Campus
  • Licensing
How corporate partners can connect with the University community:
  • Publications
  • Event Sponsorship
  • Scholarships and Fellowships
  • Chairs and Professorships
  • Awards and Competitions
  • In-kind Donations
How corporate partners and the University community can network:
  • Open Houses
  • Event Participation
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Recruiting Opportunities
  • Board Membership
  • Mentoring

Establishing a Corporate Partnership

The Office of Corporate Engagement can facilitate the establishment of a new relationship between corporate partners and researchers, scholars or University leadership. We can assist with:

  • Ensuring compliance with University and corporate policies
  • Assisting with proposal paperwork, including gift agreements
  • Ensuring gifts and/or grants are appropriately processed through administration
  • Assistance and advice for successful stewardship

Personal Ventures

The Innovation Institute serves as the hub of all commercialization activities at the University of Pittsburgh.  It facilitates intellectual property protection, business opportunity development, technology licensing, and new-enterprise creation.

For more information, visit the Commercialization section or the Pitt Ventures section of the Innovation Institute website.