BUSINESS PROBLEMS GET SCHOOLED

The Institute for Product Realization can help your company leverage the vast resources of the University of Louisville to solve problems and accelerate the pace of getting your new products from mind to market. 

But our vision is a lot bigger than that. We're building an innovation ecosystem. It's a revolutionary paradigm that marries industry and education, and establishes our campus as a premier location for problem-solving and creating. 

Working with industry creates educational and engagement opportunities for our faculty and students that expand far beyond the classroom. Students can gain hands-on experience working side-by-side with professionals in jobs they hope to eventually hold. 

Together, we can get new products to market faster. And at the same time, we can create the next generation of thinkers, leaders and doers. 

How can we help you today? 

 

SOLUTIONS OF ALL SIZES

All businesses need to innovate if they want to grow and stay competitive. But businesses come in different shapes and sizes, and each has its own unique challenges that may make innovating difficult. 

The University of louisville can help. 

Startups + entrepreneurs

Let's say you're an entrepreneur with a bold idea for a new product. But how do you make it a reality, without expertise on-staff and access to expensive facilities for research and development?

Among other things, we can help with: 

  • Access to maker spaces, advanced R&D equipment and other facilities, often at a comparatively low cost;
  • Experts in everything a founder needs to know, from prototyping to commercialization;
  • Patented technologies available for licensing;
  • And access to skilled students who could make excellent future employees.

SMALL + MIDSIZE COMPANIES

Maybe your company knows what it's doing, but doesn't have the facilities, expertise or knowledge of what new technologies are available needed to innovated. 

Among other things, we can help with: 

  • Access to advanced facilities for prototyping and other R&D activities, often at a comparatively low cost;
  • Leading-edge knowledge of currently available technological innovations; 
  • Researchers with expertise in a wide range of fields;
  • Patented technologies available for licensing;
  • And access to skilled students with practical experience, who could supplement your workforce after graduation.

LARGE COMPANIES

Let's say your company is well established and has a track record of success. You're big and well known.  

But being big comes with challenges that can limit innovation. Think of our campus as a sandbox — a place you can think disruptively and explore innovative new ideas in an entrepreneurial environment.

Among other things, we can help with: 

  • Access to advanced R&D capabilities, so you can experiment with less time and risk, and often with less cost;
  • Researchers with specialized expertise in a wide range of fields
  • A place to think outside the box — and people to help you do it;
  • Patented technologies available for licensing;
  • And access to skilled students with practical experience, who could supplement your workforce after graduation.