In recent decades, UChicago has become a hub for translating the breakthrough research of our faculty, other researchers, students and the scientists and engineers at our national laboratories into real-world solutions. The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is a driving force behind that translation, advancing the knowledge and practice of entrepreneurship and accelerating the commercialization of research through education, partnerships and new venture support. To date, the Polsky Center has launched more than 90 research-based startups that are developing saving cancer therapeutics, improving disease diagnostics, increasing quality of education and training, creating green tech energy solutions, and more.
Researchers can also engage with dedicated and specialized organizations, such as the Institute for Translational Medicine and the Social Enterprise Initiative at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, to gain access to funding, training, incubation and other resources to help advance their research.
Visit the links below to learn more about innovation-related organizations and ways to transform your groundbreaking ideas and discoveries into products, services, and ventures.