Corporate Partnerships

When business leaders tell us what they need from a partnership with a university, they identify common themes. Our partners need access to:

  • Cutting-edge knowledge and technologies that can translate to value in the marketplace within a reasonable period of time;
  • Future engineering leaders who are highly trained and prepared to meet critical challenges in a global economy; and
  • Opportunities to invest in entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups with promising products and technologies.

As one of the oldest and most-esteemed public engineering schools in the nation, UVA Engineering is uniquely positioned to meet these needs. Corporations that partner with us gain a competitive advantage.

We have multiple corporate relations opportunities.

  • Strategic Research Partnerships

    Every day, in labs and centers across UVA Engineering, our researchers and their students are developing the knowledge and technologies that provide industry with a competitive advantage in areas ranging from biomedical technologies to high-performance materials, from cybersecurity to advanced manufacturing. Corporate partners provide our labs and centers with valued resources and compelling, real-world challenges to tackle.

    The Industry Partnership Program is designed to help connect our top corporate partners with students and faculty through recruitment, diversity, and research initiatives. 

    Visit our labs and centers pages to learn more about research that can benefit business.
  • Corporate Recruitment

    UVA Engineering has a Career Development center devoted to connecting industry with our highly trained students. The center assists corporate partners in developing recruiting strategies specifically tailored to the companies' needs and aimed at helping companies achieve success in recruiting the best engineering students. Strategies can range from participation in on-Grounds recruitment fairs to career-related seminars and internships for students.

    Learn more on our Career Development site.
  • Professional Development for Employees

    Competitive corporations know that investing in employee training and development is a strategic imperative. UVA Engineering offers one of the top-ranked online master's degrees in the country, tailored for busy working professionals who want to advance their engineering knowledge and skills. In addition, we offer an Accelerated Master's Degree Program in Systems Engineering, a highly sought-after opportunity for working professionals to earn, with a year, training that allows them to apply systems-level thinking and analysis to every corporate and industrial challenge.

    Learn more about the Online Professional Master's Degree Program, and about the Accelerated Master's Degree Program (AMP) in Systems Engineering.

  • New Ventures

    The University of Virginia and School of Engineering are home to a vibrant ecosystem that encourages entrepreneurship and start-ups. The National Venture Capital Association ranked Charlottesville as the fastest-growing venture capital ecosystem in the United States, and of the top nine venture-capital recipients, five were UVA Engineering start-ups. This provides corporate partners with excellent opportunities to get in on the ground floor of innovation.