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Our mission is to foster collaboration between the University of Kentucky and the private sector, driving economic growth and innovation in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond. We understand that businesses need innovative solutions to complex problems and we're here to provide access to the cutting-edge research, technology and expertise of our world-class faculty and staff.

At the Office of Business Engagement, we pride ourselves on providing personalized, solutions-driven service to our private sector partners. Whether you're a startup or an established enterprise, we can help you leverage the unique resources of the University of Kentucky to advance your business goals.

Core Purpose

Support Business + Industry Partners

We want to help you connect, collaborate and flourish with the UK and Lexington community

Cultivate Strategic Partnerships Across Campus

We facilitate strategic partnerships between campus and industry 

Build Talent Pipelines

We help build talent pipelines through our connections on campus