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Vision and Purpose

The Office of Corporate Relations and Economic Development supports Drexel’s strategic vision to build an innovation nexus for research, technology transfer and economic development and develop the Nation’s most dynamic transportation hub-based University district.

As Drexel becomes one of the country’s most dynamic urban universities, an essential business partner and the central address for innovation, research, technology commercialization and regional economic growth, our office will develop, oversee and implement the following initiatives:

Innovation Neighborhood - including Schuylkill Yards mixed-use real estate and economic development on and around campus that brings robust education and research initiatives together with the corporate and commercial sectors in an attractive urban setting.

Drexel Ventures - a new subsidiary of Drexel University that provides business, technical and technology transfer support and seed funding for the discoveries of faculty ,students, alumni and regional entrepreneurs.

Corporate Partnerships -  integrated approach to corporate stakeholder engagement that enables businesses and other external partners to maximize the full potential of multidisciplinary relationships at Drexel.