The UWM Office of University Corporate Relations supports the development of long-term, high-impact relationships between the corporate community and campus partners. There are a variety of opportunities for engagement with UWM, and our office provides “one-stop shopping” for simplified, accelerated connections to UWM Schools and Colleges, faculty, staff, and students.

The Office of Corporate Relations can facilitate:

  • Matching corporate interests with university priorities that urgently need private philanthropic support
  • Engaging the corporate community with UWM Schools and Colleges, while building awareness of potential collaborations for groundbreaking research and development
  • Coordinating campus-wide, cross-disciplinary research activities, to maximize efficiencies
  • Pairing businesses—and their real-world problems—with distinguished scientists and specialized equipment, to find mutually beneficial solutions
  • Tapping faculty expertise, to provide executive education and training for corporate employees
  • Supporting business commercialization and IP licensing activities on campus
  • Meeting talented students and graduates, who may be future interns or employees
  • Partnering with businesses to identify in-kind donations—such as research equipment, learning/teaching resources, and technology—to enhance the student experience
  • Identifying opportunities for corporate event sponsorships
  • Maintaining and growing relationships with corporate friends, via a broad range of collaborative activities

For More Information

Chris Menden
Director, Corporate Relations
(414) 229-3018

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