In the fiscal year 2016, industry collaborators sponsored over $11.9 million of support to Drexel University's research enterprise. While many sources of federal funding may be reduced in the future, industry research partnerships offer tremendous growth opportunities for investigators undertaking projects with profit potential.
Identifying Industry Funding Opportunities
There are three potential paths to initiating industry collaboration
PI is discovered and engaged by industry representative
PI identifies potential industry partners; an engagement plan is strategized
Drexel Corporate Relations staff researches and assists with engagement
Want to get connected?
Utilize university supports as detailed below
Leverage personal, institutional and business networks to find contacts
Market your expertise via various media and by publishing and being active at conferences
For more specific information on securing mutually beneficial academic-industry partnerships, please refer to the Industry Collaboration Tip Sheet[PDF].
Internal Resources for Industry Collaboration
Federal Resources for Industry Collaboration
The Small Business Innovation Research program encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D) that has the potential for commercialization. Similarly, the Small Business Technology Transfer program includes joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions to formally collaborate in Phase I and Phase II.