• Blast Furnace

    The Innovation Institute is proud of the students from the first cohort of our student accelerator, The Blast Furnace. Cohort 2 is this fall.

  • Evan Facher, Charlie Batch and Impellia
    Startup Opportunities

    Charlie Batch and the Impellia group are developing 3 Pitt Innovations. For more on Pitt startup opportunities, visit our "Featured Innovations" section.

  • Eye Collaboration

    A research team from pathology, nursing and ophthalmology is developing a peptide to improve the healing process for glaucoma surgery patients.

  • NanoVision

    Bioengineering/medicine professor Yang Liu, medicine professor Randall Brand, and their team see a big future for the startup commercializing this new cancer-detection microscope system.

  • Commercializing Innovation

    Pitt's Innovation Institute advances entrepreneurship, commercialization, and economic development growing out of work by Pitt Innovators like Steven Benso...

Innovation Commercialization

Whether you’re a Pitt researcher or a potential commercial partner looking for startup opportunities or inventions to license, the Innovation Institute has tools to help you.  Learn more about commercialization »

 

Enterprise Development

If you’re a Pitt Innovator interested in starting a new company around an innovation that emerges from your Pitt research or an entrepreneur or investor looking for new-venture opportunities at Pitt:

 

Student Entrepreneurship

If you’re a Pitt student with entrepreneurial aspirations, the Institute provides hands-on educational programs, competitions, and support to help you develop your ideas into startups.

 

Entrepreneurial Assistance

If you’re a local entrepreneur or business leader looking for networking, education or assistance to start, grow or transition your closely held business, begin here.