University of Kentucky Research

Collaborating to deliver innovations and technologies to the marketplace

The University of Kentucky has a winning track record of bringing innovations and technologies to the marketplace through successful collaborations with business & industry.

UK is one of only seven public institutions in the United States with colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Medicine, and Pharmacy on a single campus, leading to groundbreaking discoveries and unique interdisciplinary collaboration. Take a look at UK's national rankings.

The university's $337 million research enterprise includes nationally recognized programs in aging, cancer, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. UK has a top medical center which draws on the clinical expertise of some 1,000 faculty in six colleges—Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Health Sciences, Dentistry and Public Health—to advance patient care. UK HealthCare is committed to the pillars of academic health care—research, education and clinical care.

UK's patent portfolio reflects a strong and diverse research enterprise in drug development and design, plant biotech and equine health, as well as innovative materials for medical devices, implants and drug delivery systems. Emerging technologies include renewable fuels and plant-based alternatives for industrial manufacturing. View of all UK's patents.

Our top technologies include:  agricultural biotech, biomedical engineering, biofuels, diagnostics & therapeutics, drug development & delivery, energy generation & storage, environmental sustainability, equine health, medical devices, plant-made pharmaceuticals, renewable energy, and visualization & imaging.