ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship, and international development. Our success arises from solutions-focused, interdisciplinary research; an entrepreneurial approach that is embedded in every school and department; and a commitment to transform society in a positive way.

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ASU KEDtalk: Plagued with questions

In many parts of the world, locust swarms devastate crops and communities. Arianne Cease is trying to change that.

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Shaking up proteins with engineering

A mix of chemical engineering and structural biology offers a perfect recipe for everything from making green nanomaterials to finding new drug targets.

Safe, sustainable science earns researcher praise

Gary Moore, recipient of the 2018 University Laboratory Safety Award, uses water efficient technology in his nanomaterials lab to protect both the people inside and the world outside.

 A pre-human skull looks to the left at ancient technology while a modern human skull looks to the right at modern technology.

Asking what it means to be human

ASU anthropologists work side by side to peer into our human past and illuminate our future.

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The Knowledge Enterprise

ASU Knowledge Enterprise Development advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development at ASU, in Arizona and globally.

 

Research Growth Areas

How do we feed a growing world population? Is space travel commercially viable? What if we could detect disease before they do permanent harm? ASU researchers are polling their expertise in the natural sciences, engineering, arts and humanities to address big challenges and answer important questions. Learn about key areas where ASU is making discoveries that make a difference.