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UNITE and the Eastern Michigan University Announce a Collaboration Focused on Uniting University and


April 2023

UNITE and the Eastern Michigan University Announce a Collaboration Focused on

Uniting University and Industry Partnerships

UNITE, a training, consulting and technology company, and Eastern Michigan University today

announced they will work together to drive business engagement across the university and

increase collaboration among internal teams.

“Holistic corporate engagement is a high priority for many universities. At UNITE we have

cracked the code on how universities activate corporate relationships,” said Christy Bertolo, Co-

Founder of UNITE. “Our proprietary process and valuation tool were designed specifically to

help universities work more effectively with industry, resulting in aligned internal teams going to

business with a singular voice and increased engagement. We are honored to have Eastern

Michigan as a partner.”

Universities are evolving and focusing on the ways in which they engage with companies to

improve student success, generate revenue, and increase industry sponsored research.

“Eastern Michigan University is committed to a holistic approach for corporate engagement. As

we work with UNITE to enhance our corporate partnerships, we will match University resources

to current and emerging needs in business for mutually beneficial outcomes,” said Dr. James

Smith, President of Eastern Michigan University. “One of our top priorities is to provide our

students with opportunities for internships and future employment. We believe this partnership

with UNITE will help us achieve this goal.”

The partnership between Eastern Michigan University and UNITE launched in April 2023 and

will be a year in duration.


About Eastern Michigan University

Founded in 1849, Eastern is the second oldest public university in Michigan. It currently serves

more than 14,000 students pursuing undergraduate, graduate, specialist, doctoral and certificate

degrees in the arts, sciences and professions. In all, more than 300 majors, minors and

concentrations are delivered through the University's Colleges of Arts and Sciences; Business;

Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and its graduate school.

National publications regularly recognize EMU for its excellence, diversity, and commitment to

applied education. Visit the University's rankings and points of pride websites to learn more. For more information about Eastern Michigan University, visit the University's website. To stay up to date on University news, activities and announcements, visit EMU Today.


UNITE is a consulting, training and technology designed to help universities work more

effectively with corporate partnerships. UNITE delivers a proven Process to drive win-win

partnerships and a Valuation Tool to place value on 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. The UNITE cohort of partners is growing and includes colleges and

universities across the US of all sizes and the Ohio Innovation Exchange.

For more information about UNITE, please visit or

contact Chris Svec at or 614.205.4826.

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