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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.

Our team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional service and expert guidance throughout the collaboration process. We invite you to explore the many benefits of partnering with the University of Kentucky and discover how we can help your business or organization thrive.

Ways to Partner With Us—

Utilize Faculty/ Students for Product & Research Development

Identify faculty expertise and innovative programs, departments and centers. Explore research collaborations, student projects and consulting opportunities with leaders in their fields.

Access Latest Technology

Discover the latest innovations and advance your business by licensing UK technology.


Sell Your Product/ Service to UK

Take the first steps to become a UK vendor. 


Strategically Invest in UK

There are many ways to partner with the University of Kentucky, including gifts that directly impact students, faculty and programs. 

Find Workspace for Your Business

The 735-acre campus is where business and research connect. We invite you to look at Coldstream for your next business home. 


Build Brand Awareness on Campus

Being physically present on campus helps build successful relationships with students and faculty. Explore opportunities such as: executive speaking, serve on an advisory council, or mentor a student group 

Hire UK Students

Connect with student and alumni talent and learn of the many opportunities to highlight your company on campus.  Let us help you access: career centers, student groups, student projects, key dates/career fairs, internship/co-op offices.


Market with UK Athletics

Explore how your company can harness the power of the Commonwealth’s premier brand to its advantage.

Marketing - JMI Sports is the multimedia rights-holder at the University of Kentucky. To learn more about how you can partner with UK Athletics contact Kim Shelton, President, UK JMI Sports at 859-226-4540.

Athletics Marketing

Licensing - The University of Kentucky protects the use of its logos and insignias.  Licenses must be obtained for the use of any UK trademark, image, or photograph in a commercial product. The University has partnered with Fermata College to serve as its exclusive trademark licensing representative.

Athletics Licensing

Employee Training & Skill Development

Explore opportunities to enhance your staff’s technical and business skills through customized professional training and workshops.