Business & Industry Partners

Leverage IU’s intellectual and creative assets

From sponsoring research to commercializing IU discoveries, there are many ways for the state’s business, industry, government, and economic engagement leaders to engage with Indiana University. The Office of the Vice President for Government Relations and Economic Engagement can help you take advantage of IU’s vast resources and find strategic partnership opportunities.

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Cultivating entrepreneurs

IU Ventures catalyzes entrepreneurship through initiatives such as The Quarry, a program that supports startups based on IU intellectual property, and the $15 million Philanthropic Venture Fund, an open-ended evergreen fund that invests in early-stage companies with strong ties to IU.

Fostering collaboration

Solving complex problems requires a collaborative effort. IU is part of a variety of strategic partnerships that combine resources and expertise to maximize impact, including:

Bringing IU innovation to the world

The IU Innovation and Commercialization Office brings IU discoveries out of the lab and into the marketplace by helping IU researchers protect and commercialize their inventions. To learn about licensing IU intellectual property, contact ICO at

Browse available IU technologies

Finding transformative solutions

From climate change to the opioid epidemic, IU researchers are taking on some of the biggest issues facing our world today. Through the Grand Challenges research program, IU is investing $300 million in large-scale research projects that bring together multidisciplinary research teams and industry, government, and community partners.

Learn about the impact of IU research

IU ranked 54th on Reuters’ 2018 list of the world’s 100 most innovative universities.

Find talent at IU

Find your next great hire through IU’s internship programs and placement offices.

IU innovation in action

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NERx Biosciences

IU School of Medicine

NERx Biosciences is developing a new generation of targeted therapeutics for the treatment of cancer.

A force-sensing instrument used by Health Smart Technologies

Health Smart Technologies

IU School of Health and Human Sciences & Purdue School of Engineering and Technology, IUPUI

Health Smart Technologies’ force-sensing instrument system quantifies the forces applied during manual therapy.

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IU School of Medicine

Vascugen is advancing a platform of technologies for the treatment of patients with vascular injuries or degenerative conditions.

Discover how we’re helping Indiana thrive

Learn about Innovate Indiana