Why Engage With Us?

The world’s top companies are drawn to Illinois because of our global reputation for leadership in engineering research and education, plus our environment that promotes a unique culture of collaboration and innovation among the nation's brightest engineers and faculty.

In the Engineering Corporate Relations team, we work with companies to assess your needs and identify the academic units, laboratories, centers, faculty, and students that can help you meet your objectives.

Our Broad Expertise

Our Entrepreneurial Culture

  • 30+ companies founded by faculty and students
  • Top 10 in the country for venture capital investments per capita
  • Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors and winners of the American Ingenuity Award
  • 90+ companies in our adjacent 200 acre top-ranked Research Park
  • 150+ start-ups to date through University owned EnterpriseWorks incubator, named as one of Inc Magazine's "Top 3 College Town Incubators"

Our Multidisciplinary Focus