For Investors

The University of Pittsburgh is ranked 18th amongst U.S. universities for innovation impact. This distinction reflects our commitment to driving and advancing innovation to benefit society.

In order to create dynamic and efficient partnerships, the University of Pittsburgh’s innovation and licensing teams and the Office of Industry and Economic Partnerships are integrated into the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. The combined holistic approach results in a seamless experience for our external innovation and commercialization partners.

OIEP can connect you to startup investment opportunities and technologies which are available for commercial licensing.

Technologies Available To License

Over the past five years, Pitt received patents on more than 450 technologies that are available for licensing. Over the same period of time, 80 Pitt-related startups spun out of the university.

Metrics for 5-Years at Innovation Institute Startups up 81 percent Invention Disclosures up 21percent Transactions up 5.5 percent Patents up 57 percent Revenue up 39 percent
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