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UNITE and the University of Louisville Announce Collaboration to Elevate Corporate Relationships


May, 2022

UNITE and the University of Louisville Announce Collaboration to Elevate Corporate Relationships

UNITE, a training, consulting and technology company, and the University of Louisville today announced they will work together to drive engagement with the business community and increase collaboration among internal teams.

More and more universities are putting an emphasis on holistic management of its industrial relationships. “At UNITE we have cracked the code on how universities activate corporate relationships,” said Chris Svec, 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 and funding.”

UofL is one of just 79 universities designated as both Research-1 and community-engaged by the the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, meaning it not only produces top-tier research, but works with community and industry partners to exchange knowledge and resources for public benefit. UNITE’s Valuation Tool and Process will provide resources for holistic management and measurement of industry relationships.

“UofL has a strong record of working with industry, helping companies innovate and solve problems and build their talent pipelines with well-trained UofL graduates,” said Kevin Gardner, UofL’s executive vice president for research and innovation. “By investing in this partnership, we will better connect those across our campus who are actively fostering valuable relationships and further accelerate engagement across all university missions to better serve our metropolitan region and its businesses.”

The collaboration between UNITE and the University of Louisville launched in April, 2022.


About the University of Louisville

The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses eight of the university's 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health-related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.


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 Christy Bertolo at or 937.241.9066

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