The Office of Technology Transfer, housed in the FedEx Institute, is where you'll hear about the next big phenomenon. We boldly invest in promising new innovations that have the potential to be breakthrough commercial products. We also license valuable intellectual property to local companies, clearing the way for them to exclusively develop cutting-edge technologies. We are a revenue generator for the University and the inventors that support and encourage development of new science and technology innovations. The work we do is exciting and far reaching — impacting the region's economy by influencing new business ventures, strengthening existing enterprises and fueling remarkable new research.
Memphis is an idea city. It's an environment where people feel free to try all sorts of innovations. Memphis has the foundation for innovation and our University has the research capabilities. It takes both to make magic happen. The FedEx Institute is proud to serve as a gateway to introduce business leaders to the University's vast resources in research. Our corporate partnerships lead to groundbreaking collaborations with faculty and employment opportunities for students. We work closely with a wide contingent of corporate, government and non-profit leaders, decision makers and innovators throughout Memphis and Shelby County.
The FedEx Institute supports the next generation of start-ups with programs that help students and faculty entrepreneurs develop their own companies. The Crews Center for Entrepreneurship, a program of the FedEx Institute, is the University's entrepreneurial hub and provides students and faculty with the resources, mentors, technology and physical space to launch their start-ups.