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Welcome to Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), a university dedicated not only to academic and research excellence, but also an institution striving to create and grow productive relationships with a wide variety of business, institutional and government entities. It is our goal to establish exceptional relationships through a shared focus in the following areas:

  • Placement – including internships, coop experiences, and ultimately full-time employment for our outstanding graduates
  • Academic and Professional Learning – opportunities for your existing employees to enhance their skills, either at one of IIT’s campuses or at your site
  • Student Projects – Interprofessional Projects (IPROs), Entrepreneurial Projects (ENPROs) and Student Innovations use real-life challenges and company support
  • Research / Evaluation – performed by faculty, IIT students, and/or research staff at the university or at your facilities
  • Intellectual Property – both delivered to meet your company needs, and as a tax-supported recipient for intellectual property no longer considered productive for your company
  • Support for Start-ups – establishing productive relationships both as suppliers to and customers of the growing cadre of exciting start-up companies in our University Technology Park
  • Collaborative Efforts – community service opportunities, government-sponsored efforts, government/university/industry partnership initiatives such as K–12 math and science education, or meeting the needs of under-served groups
  • Contributions – from test gear and facilities you no longer need, to funding for specific programs and initiatives you deem worthy
  • Corporate events hosting – use of IIT’s widely acclaimed facilities for off-site recognition, strategy, and corporate education events
  • Adjunct Faculty / Speakers – opportunities for your staff (or yourself) to grow through serving as a speaker at one of IIT’s numerous seminars, or to take the responsibility of teaching a class at IIT
  • Advisory Roles / Boards – opportunity to serve and network with a growing group of top-tier business and technology leaders who are engaged in one of IIT’s many Advisory Committees and Oversight Boards

We will provide you with the guidance you need to become involved in activities that best meet your current personal and organizational interests. If you have specific questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at either (312.567.3032) or (312.567.3637).

We look forward to hearing from you.

Dennis A. Roberson
Vice Provost, New Initiatives

Ali Cinar
Vice Provost, Research