OIEP is the front door to partnerships at Pitt for Core Science and Technology, Clinical Data, Environments, Methods and Models, Collaboration, Connections and Partners.The Office of Industry and Economic Partnerships (OIEP) serves as a one-stop shop for industry and venture capital firms seeking to partner with Pitt. OIEP facilitates the process of engaging in sponsored research, technology licensing, and new venture creation. We also serve as a gateway to other partnering opportunities like talent solutions and corporate giving. The OIEP team works closely with Pitt’s industry partners to understand their interests, connect them with experts across campus, and facilitate the initiation and management of mutually beneficial partnerships.

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to the growth of the Pittsburgh area and OIEP works with regional economic development organizations, industry and venture capital firms to create growth, employment and investment opportunities, and a rising standard of living in the region.