invest in the institute

Invest in the Institute

The institute depends on private support from individuals, businesses, and public and private organizations to expand our entrepreneurial initiatives. 

Our programs help researchers build the networks, knowledge and tools to communicate the value of their work, explore commercialization strategies, connect with industry partners, and design research programs that address and align with practical applications.

We invite you to join the many regional and national businesses that are our partners in moving great ideas forward. You’ll see cutting-edge research and technologies first hand. And you’ll play a critical role in providing innovative education for tomorrow’s most promising entrepreneurs. 

Special Recognition

Supporters receive special recognition in institute publications, on our website and in our programs at various events.

Recruitment Opportunities

Supporters have access to talented students and researchers who participate in our entrepreneurship academies, the Big Bang! Business Competition and our year-long Business Development Fellows, Keller Pathway Fellows and Leaders for the Future programs.

Beyond Networking

Supporters are invited at no cost to our entrepreneurship academies, the annual Big Bang! Business Competition and other institute events—unparalleled opportunities to meet undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs and faculty working on innovative research and solutions in science and engineering. Depending on the level of support, you may also have the option to send company members to an entrepreneurship academy.

Explore Development Opportunities

Contact Lauren Kidd
Assistant Vice Chancellor, School and Unit Programs
(530) 564-2327