Center for Industrial Partnerships

The Center for Industrial Partnerships (CIP) is industry's gateway to innovation at the University of Houston. Its goal is to unite the University of Houston with start-ups, midsize companies, large corporations and non-profit organizations to bring UH discoveries to the marketplace. We are equipped to partner with businesses from various industries, including health, biotech, energy, cleantech, nanotech, and bioimaging.

Industry partners can take advantage of UH's powerful centers of creativity in which teams of renowned researchers from a wide range of disciplines collaborate on issues of scientific, intellectual, social, economic, environmental and cultural importance for the benefit of society and in support of UH's path to Tier One research university status.

The CIP fosters joint initiatives between companies and the university’s research and educational resources to help solve technological challenges involved in the commercialization process. The Center for Industrial Partnerships is part of the Office of Intellectual Property Management.