Knowledge Enterprise units

In addition to advancing research, the ASU Knowledge Enterprise trains and supports entrepreneurs, leads the university's economic development activities, engages with corporate partners and international development agencies, and facilitates technology transfer. Learn more about these programs and activities below.


Designed for discovery

ASU has created a vibrant environment of discovery, interdisciplinary research and innovation focused on solving society’s greatest challenges. ASU is one of the fastest growing research enterprises in the U.S., with research expenditures nearly tripling over the last decade.

Innovation Zones at ASU

Location. Location. Innovation.

Innovation Zones at ASU is a unique development portfolio that offers companies of all sizes an opportunity to partner with Arizona State University – a global leader in innovation. From startups to established leaders, companies that locate here benefit from direct connections with ASU’s students and world-renowned researchers.

Corporate Engagement and Strategic Partnerships

An engine for a thriving economy

ASU helps make our local communities attractive places to live, work and play. We connect with private industry, local governments and community leaders to drive regional economic development that promotes human well-being.

Core Research Facilities

Tools that enable discovery

ASU Core Research Facilities provide state-of-the-art equipment, specialized services and expert consultation to clients at ASU and in the community. Join us on site to receive hands-on training and work side by side with expert faculty and staff. ASU Core Research Facilities include tools and services including genetic sequencing, magnetic resonance imaging, electron microscopy, cleanroom facilities and more.

Technology Transfer

From discovery to market

Skysong Innovations is the exclusive intellectual property management and tech transfer organization for ASU. Skysong Innovations works with faculty, investors and industry partners to speed the flow of innovation from research laboratory to the marketplace while protecting intellectual property rights.

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