Partners in Innovation

Welcome to the intersection of research and applied innovation at the University of Memphis. Whether you are a corporation, a community organization, or a startup looking to take the world by storm, the Division of Research & Innovation is ready to work with you to help achieve your goals. The opportunities for collaboration with the University of Memphis are multifaceted; real impact starts right here.


FedEx Institute of Technology

The FedEx Institute of Technology is the home for applied innovation at the University of Memphis and represents a unique public-private partnership among Fortune 500 companies. Through the FedEx Institute of Technology's strategic interdisciplinary focus on emerging technologies, Memphis is building a wave of applied research and situating the UofM as the strategic solution for advanced technology workforce solutions.

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Office of Technology Transfer

The Office of Technology Transfer is responsible for the process of transferring scientific findings from one organization to another for the purpose of further development and commercialization. The Office assists researchers with filing patents and invention disclosures, helps with the licensing of University IP, and expands the impact of the University's research products.

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UMRF Research Park

The University of Memphis is pleased to provide a landing pad for growth stage and mature technology companies ready to call Memphis home. The UMRF Research Park is a part of the University of Memphis Research Foundation, a 501c3 committed to growing the research capacity for the entire campus. Providing aligned resources and office facilities for collaborators, The UMRF Research Park helps companies from around the world see the value of operating in Memphis.

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Whether you are looking for research, workforce development solutions, or collaboration to advance Memphis as a center of innovation, we are open to working with you. Partnership opportunities for organizations of all types are available; we can help you find the right teams at the University of Memphis to get you where you want to go.

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