Industry & Startups

The University of Louisville Office of Research and Innovation connects industry and startups to UofL for research and development (R&D) and innovation. We offer resources across a range of disciplines, from medicine to advanced manufacturing to business and leadership.

The University of Louisville is ready to help companies of all sizes, stages and industries solve problems, innovate and grow. We have a lot to offer your business, from research and development (R&D), to equipment and state-of-the-art facilities, to connections to our talented faculty and students.

The Office of Research and Innovation is industry's connection to our campus. We can help you: 

UofL Sponsored Research Projects

Work with UofL's researchers ready to solve problems and innovate through industry-sponsored research and development projects, service agreements, SBIR/STTR proposals and more. We'll work with you to set the scope, timelines and deliverables of your project, and ensure needs are met. To learn more, visit our Sponsoring Research page.

UofL R&D Facilities and Equipment

Our research centers and institutes include facilities for drug discovery, rapid prototyping, materials development, renewables and more. These centers bring together faculty members from different disciplines, giving you one-stop-shop access to top talent in a particular area of research. More information can be found on our Centers and Institutes page.

UofL Research-Backed Technologies

UofL has a wide array of research-born technologies available for license. These technologies span disciplines and industries, from software to materials to medications to medical devices. More information can be found on our Licensing Technologies page.

UofL Student Projects and Internships

UofL students are bursting with creativity, energy and fresh perspective. They're ready work side-by-side with your team through co-ops, student projects and internships. More information can be found on our Working with Students page.

When engaging with industry, our goal is to form a lasting and mutually beneficial relationship. We want to provide the highest quality service in an efficient and timely fashion, while appropriately balancing the interests of UofL, our faculty, staff and students and our industry collaborators.

We recognize that each collaboration is a unique project, and needs to be treated as such - we strive to be as flexible as possible when working with you, while holding to our fundamental missions of research and education.