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UNITE and Boise State University Announce Partnership to Improve University and Corporate Engagement


April, 2022

UNITE and Boise State University Announce Partnership to Improve University and Corporate Engagement

UNITE, a training, consulting and technology company, and Boise State University today announced their partnership which will help bring consistency and unify the cross functional teams and offices who manage corporate partnerships.

Holistic relationship management of corporate partnerships is focus for institutions higher education. “At UNITE, we recognized this focus and associated challenges and built the tools necessary to help university/industry partnerships thrive,” says Chris Svec, co-founder of UNITE. “We designed a proprietary, proven process and valuation tool when we led the corporate engagement effort at The Ohio State University and we are excited to bring UNITE to Boise State.”

"In 2020, Boise State recognized the need to align our campus with a holistic approach to business and industry partnerships," said Virginia Pellegrini, Corporate and Foundation Partnerships Executive Director. “We know that creating mutually beneficial partnerships with business and industry will foster innovation and engage talent that benefits everyone. This year, we are excited to enlist UNITE to strengthen our work, and we are excited to incorporate their expertise and tools to elevate our results."

The partnership between UNITE and Boise State University will be one year in duration and launch in April, 2022.


About Boise State University

A public metropolitan research university serving more than 33,000 students annually, Boise State is proud to be powered by creativity and innovation. Located in Idaho’s capital city, the university has a growing research agenda and plays a crucial role in the region’s knowledge economy and famed quality of life. In the past 10 years, the university has quadrupled the number of doctoral degrees and doubled its master's degree offerings. Learn more at


UNITE is a consulting, training and technology company helping universities work more effectively with corporate partnerships. UNITE delivers a proven Process to drive win-win partnerships and a Valuation Tool measure the value of industry relationships and validate the efforts of university teams activating corporate engagement work. UNITE is an Ohio State University portfolio company and exclusively licenses a technology (invented by the co-founders) from The Ohio State University.

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