UK, Partners Named Build Back Better Regional Finalists!

The University of Kentucky is part of a coalition that received a $500,000 grant to support a project to boost economic recovery in Kentucky through technological innovations in agriculture.

UK Innovate is one of five core partners leading the proposal and project, along with the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, AppHarvest, Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) and Render Capital.

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Intro


Welcome to UK Innovate, the innovation, entrepreneurship and economic enterprise for UK Research. Through technology commercialization, industry partnerships, social innovation and economic development initiatives related to UK's research innovations, talent and community, we work with you to move ideas into the world faster, where they can make the greatest social and economic impact possible. 

UK Innovate Focus Areas

Innovation Connect

UK Innovation Connect provides dedicated resources to support industry and private sector partnerships for research and innovation. 

Innovation Training

Innovation and Entrepreneurial Training manages innovation programs offering translational research, product development and entrepreneurship training, coaching and mentorship to faculty, staff and students at UK.

Technology Commercialization

The Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC) works collaboratively with innovators to strategically assess, protect, and license early-stage technologies and co-create new technology startups. 

Social Innovation

At the intersection of innovation, social entrepreneurship, and transformational changes, UK's initiative to scale ideas and find solutions to create social impact from research and discovery. 

We respectfully acknowledge that the University of Kentucky sits on the traditional territory of the Osage, Shawnee, Cherokee, Adena, and Hopewell peoples.