About Knowledge Enterprise

…advancing research and discovery of public value; and assuming fundamental responsibility for the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the communities it serves.

Excerpt from ASU Charter

Thriving people. Thriving planet. Thriving society.

Knowledge Enterprise advances Arizona State University’s global leadership in interdisciplinary research, discovery, innovation and entrepreneurship for societal benefit. Through use-inspired research, state-of-the-art facilities, powerful partnerships and hands-on learning opportunities, we drive regional economic competitiveness and human well-being worldwide.

#1 in the U.S. for global impact
#1 in the U.S. for global impact

#1 in the U.S. and #6 in the world for global impact
in research, outreach and stewardship

Ahead of MIT and NYU

– Times Higher Education, 2023

CXFEL Labs Chief Scientist William Graves discusses the CXFEL with two students

Knowledge Enterprise at Arizona State University advances research and innovation that supports thriving people, a thriving planet and a thriving society.

Together with local, national and international collaborators, we are reimagining our relationship with our planet. We are developing solutions for human health and well-being. We are preparing humanity for a future in space. And we are advancing technologies that promote prosperity and security in our community, state, nation and world.

We’re changing the way the world solves problems

Knowledge Enterprise is the engine that drives discovery and innovation at Arizona State University, one of the fastest growing research institutions in the U.S. We empower researchers, forge partnerships, invest in our communities and pioneer interdisciplinary thinking. Our goal is not simply to find solutions, but to fundamentally reshape how the world solves problems.

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Knowledge Enterprise leadership

A diverse team of experts guides Knowledge Enterprise’s strategy, growth and impact.

Frequently asked questions

Wondering what “research expenditures,” “technology transfer” or “F&A” really mean? Learn the lingo and explore how innovation happens at ASU.

Interested in joining us?

We are seeking talented individuals to join us in advancing research, discovery, entrepreneurship and innovation for societal benefit.

Greater than the sum of its parts

ASU Knowledge Enterprise is composed of multiple units, initiatives and institutes that align efforts to realize impactful solutions.