We partner with local and national businesses on new ideas and projects when they need the vast research and expertise of a private university. Our faculty are reputable specialists in their fields, and we can protect corporate trade secrets as a private institution.
Our education combines in-class theory with real-world experiences, and our students work for businesses in classes and internships while still in school. They leave prepared to be strong contributors for their employers, with 71 percent of students having at least one job offer at graduation.
If you're part of a local business and you'd like to partner with DU, please get in touch with our community liaison. We're always looking for new ways to collaborate with our community, and we'd love to hear from you.
If you're an employer looking to post a job or an internship for DU students, you can have your opening listed on our Pioneer Careers page. Our students and alumni use this database to find career opportunities, so it's perfect if you are seeking talented individuals to contribute to your goals.
The University of Denver’s campus provides businesses and student organizations with a variety of spaces on campus, both indoors and outdoors, for events, activities and meetings.
Connecting all resources at the University, Project X-ITE provides a space for students, faculty and businesses to innovate. Collaborate with us in the X-Lab or drop by our X-ITE Solutions office hours to mentor students on their business ideas.Learn More
Consumer Insights & Business Innovation Center
What makes customers and consumers tick? The Consumer Insights & Business Innovation Center explores marketing trends and customer behavior through experiments, surveys, focus groups and observations.Learn More
Institute for Enterprise Ethics
At the Institute for Enterprise Ethics, executives and directors learn from respected scholars and seasoned business leaders through roundtable discussions, panels, podcasts and networking.Learn More
Pardee Center for International Futures
The Pardee Center for International Futures uses forecasting modeling systems to explore, understand and shape strategy to address the major issues facing humanity.Learn More
The Transportation Institute offers corporate education customized around each company’s needs. Our sponsors and partners benefit from our student business planning projects, which can provide benefits in productivity and revenue growth.Learn More
Applied Research and Technology Institute
The Applied Research & Technology Institute provides access to facilities and research services to its partners. This interdisciplinary team addresses everything from STEM education to space exploration.Learn More
Comcast and the Daniels College
A telecommunications giant looked to DU grad students to improve customer engagement and enhance satisfaction.
Arrow Electronics and multiple DU colleges
When a global tech company searched for ways to leverage its new technology, it turned to students from four of our schools and colleges for help.
Nike and the Ritchie School
One of the world’s most popular shoe companies chose to work with DU students to improve the company’s basketball footwear.
Campus Framework Plan
We collected feedback from our neighbors during the formation of our new campus framework plan, a far-reaching plan that will help us grow as a university and a community within Denver. Based on DU IMPACT 2025, our University-wide strategic plan, we're working toward a DU District that includes everyone in the community. Learn about our progress and future projects as we aim to bolster all our community members and friends.Campus Framework Plan
We are a community of inventors and entrepreneurs, thought-leaders and business owners. With the vast resources of the University of Denver backing their success, our faculty and staff, alumni and students are pioneering sustainable business in Colorado and beyond.
After fermenting on our campus, several alums tapped into Colorado’s growing beer scene and created successful craft breweries.
Tocabe: An American Indian Eatery
Two DU alumni founded Tocabe, a Native American eatery, in 2005. With two locations and plans to expand, Tocabe is part of a growing indigenous food movement.
LED Supply Co.
Smack in the middle of the recession, the lightbulb switched on for two alumni, who went on to create one of the fastest-growing companies in the country.
Rocky Mountain Micro Ranch
After a DU degree sent an alumna abroad, her experience working with the United Nations hatched what would become Colorado’s first and only edible insect farm.
Denver Cat Company
A Denver Law graduate opened the only place in the city where you can grab a cup of coffee for here and a new pet to go.
Big-name office supply chains like Staples have soaked up a Pioneer-designed product to save your waterlogged cellphone.
The number of kindergartners behind in math started to add up for a DU alum and professor, who created a game that can teach a year’s worth of math concepts in just three months.