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Welcome to the University of Kentucky's Office of Business Engagement - your gateway to collaborating with one of the top public research universities in the nation. We specialize in connecting businesses and organizations with our exceptional students, distinguished faculty, and broad research and service capabilities.

At the Office of Business Engagement, we offer personalized support to help you identify the right opportunities for collaboration with the University of Kentucky. Whether you're looking for access to cutting-edge research, top-tier talent, or specialized expertise, we can help you achieve your goals.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you connect, collaborate, and stay ahead in today's dynamic business environment.

UK at a glance

31,536 total students

56 Patents

$5.6 Bil 2022-2023 Budget

Partnership Success Stories

Rotating Through Possibilities

When thinking of graduation, it is easy to envision the traditional 22-year-old living with four roommates in an old apartment in the center of Lexington. However, this stereotypical image of university life isn't always the case. It certainly wasn't the case for Anji Chester.

Cintas: Cultivating a Sustainable Leadership Pipeline

When people think of Cintas, they may envision khaki pants, fire extinguishers, or first aid boxes. When Kara Howard and Phil Blandford, long-term employees, think of the company, they feel an overwhelming sense of familial empowerment. “When I go into a location, I feel warmth,” said Howard. “There is a drive, a will to win, and to lift everyone up and elevate each other. There are so many opportunities for development that no one is clamoring another to get ahead.”

UK True Lean Program Connects Local Chick-fil-A to an Innovative System

In 1992, before there was a drive-thru in Lexington to quickly grab an order of waffle fries, Jeff Stryker became the CFA operator at the Fayette Mall Chick-fil-A. “There were no free-standing restaurants at the time, and hours were only from 10-9,” Stryker recalled.