Role of Partner Organizations
Developed primarily through public-private partnerships, the proposed UT Innovation District will facilitate co-ops and internships, encourage ideas, create new educational experiences, further technology, and foster explorations and investigations. The university-industry collaborations will build on the University’s commitment to student success designing creative solutions that many growth sectors throughout the Intermountain West region encounter. These relationships will also enable the university and industry partners to open new career paths for students while providing a skilled workforce for changing industry needs, thereby contributing to regional economic development. Integration of the university’s start-up, incubator, and accelerator elements, tech transfer can enhance translational pieces and interdisciplinary collaborations in ways that reflect the multiple intersecting growth sectors that support Utah’s Southwest regional innovation economy.