Pitt’s Office of Economic Partnerships was given a broad mandate to increase Pitt’s ability to partner on economic opportunities, connect the University to the global economy, and accelerate growth in the regional economy. The result is a series of ambitious initiatives:

LifeX Labs

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LifeX™ Labs is a startup accelerator that provides the guidance, resources, and expertise that entrepreneurs need to quickly move their ideas from the benchtop to the … Read More

GRID Institute

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Pitt’s Energy Grid Research and Infrastructure Development (GRID) Institute is a global consortium focused on modernizing the power grid and energy infrastructure in Pittsburgh, the US and … Read More

Life Sciences Opportunity Analysis

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One of OEP’s primary objectives is to help the Pittsburgh region realize its potential to become one of the nation’s premier biotech hubs. To realize that … Read More

Corporate Engagement

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OEP functions as an ambassador to the business community, helping companies leverage Pitt’s world-class research, facilities, and expert scholars to accelerate their R&D efforts. This, in … Read More

Brookings Report

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Pittsburgh’s well-known scientific and technical strengths have not translated into broad-based economic activity, according to a recent study, OEP commissioned from the Brookings Institute. The report … Read More

Inclusive Innovation and Development

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OEP is a participant in the City of Pittsburgh Roadmap for Inclusive Innovation, an initiative that seeks to bridge the digital divide and provide opportunities for … Read More

Innovation District

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OEP has played an active role in founding The Pittsburgh Innovation District, which is centered on the Oakland neighborhood and bridges innovation assets in the Strip … Read More