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Who We Are —

The Office of Business Engagement is a gateway for businesses and organizations interested in a potential collaboration with the University of Kentucky. We are here to help you access the University’s exceptional students, distinguished faculty, and broad research and service capabilities. We invite you to explore making strategic connections that will keep your company competitive in a rapidly changing world. Contact us for more information. 

Ways to Partner With Us—

Utilize Faculty/ Students for Product & Research Development

Identify faculty expertise and innovative programs, departments and centers. Explore research collaborations, student projects and consulting opportunities with leaders in their fields.

Office of Research


Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Access Latest Technology

Discover the latest innovations and advance your business by licensing UK technology.

UK Innovate 

Office of Technology Commercialization 

Sell Your Product/ Service to UK

Take the first steps to becoming a UK vendor, visit:

Central Campus Vendors  
Construction Purchasing 
Hospital Purchasing 



Strategically Invest in UK

There are many ways to partner with the University of Kentucky, including gifts that directly impact students, faculty and programs. To explore opportunities for strategic philanthropic investment that supports your corporate goals: 

Foundation and Corporate Philanthropy

Find Workspace for Your Business

The 735-acre campus is where business and research connect. We invite you to look at Coldstream for your next business home. 

Coldstream Research Campus

Build Brand Awareness on Campus

Being physically present on campus helps build successful relationships with students and faculty. Explore opportunities such as: executive speaking, serve on an advisory council, or mentor a student group 

Hire UK Students

Connect with student and alumni talent and learn of the many opportunities to highlight your company on campus.  Let us help you access: career centers, student groups, student projects, key dates/career fairs, internship/co-op offices.

James W. Stuckert Career Center 
Gatton College of Business & Economics Graham Office of Career Management
College of Engineering Career Development
College of Agriculture, Food & Environment
UK Alumni Association Career Services

Market with UK Athletics

Explore how your company can harness the power of the Commonwealth’s premier brand to its advantage.

Marketing - JMI Sports is the multimedia rights-holder at the University of Kentucky. To learn more about how you can partner with UK Athletics contact Kim Shelton, President, UK JMI Sports at 859-226-4540.

Athletics Marketing

Licensing - The University of Kentucky protects the use of its logos and insignias.  Licenses must be obtained for the use of any UK trademark, image, or photograph in a commercial product. The University has partnered with Fermata College to serve as its exclusive trademark licensing representative.

Athletics Licensing

Employee Training & Skill Development

Explore opportunities to enhance your staff’s technical and business skills through customized professional training and workshops.

Gatton College of Business & Economics Executive Education Center

Lean Systems Program, True Lean

UK Online