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Technology Commercialization

The Office of Technology Transfer, housed in the FedEx Institute, invests in promising new innovations that have the potential to be breakthrough commercial products. In addition, we license valuable intellectual property to local companies that allows them an exclusive opportunity to develop cutting-edge technologies. This provides revenue to the university and to the inventors that support and encourage development of new science and technology innovations. This transfer of technologies from the university should impact the region's economy by influencing new business ventures, strengthening existing enterprises and fueling further research.

Corporate Engagement

The FedEx Institute serves as a gateway to introduce business leaders to the university's research capabilities, thereby building value-added relationships with our corporate partners. We engage local corporations in a way that leads to collaborations with faculty and provides employment opportunities to students. Our corporate engagement efforts bring the university in touch with a wide contingent of corporate, government and non-profit leaders, decision makers and innovators of Memphis and Shelby County.


The FedEx Institute supports the next generation of startups 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 resources, mentors, technology and physical space to launch their startups. 

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