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Community Partners

UT is a large and complex research university. Our Community Engagement team is here to connect our community partners with the right faculty, students, facilities, and programs to advance their research, innovation, and workforce development needs.

Tap Our Faculty Talent

Looking for faculty expertise in a particular area? Search by name, subject area, discipline, or topic to identify potential collaborators and mentors. Can’t find what you need?

Contact Javiette Samuel with the Office of Community Engagement and Outreach at

Explore Workforce Development Innovations

Contact our Community Engagement team at to explore inclusive workforce development strategies at all levels.

Participate in Our Incubators and Accelerators

We hope you’ll engage in our New Venture incubators and accelerators. UT supports a vibrant innovation ecosystem including a cadre of Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, the Anderson Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the Spark Innovation Center, and the UTRF Business Incubator that help launch and nurture new community-facing ventures.

Contact our Knowledge Transfer and New Ventures team at

Join Us at One of Our Extended Campuses

Community-serving entities like the Vine School Health Center, the Fab Lab, and the Early Learning Center realize the benefits of co-locating with our academic innovators. No matter your needs, UT can help identify solutions in the UT Research Park at Cherokee Farm and in other locations convenient to our campuses.

Contact our Economic Development team at