UMRF Ventures, INC.

VENTURES Announces Expansion of Call Center

June 28, 2019 - The University of Memphis Research Foundation and its wholly owned subsidiary, UMRF Ventures Inc., held a grand opening celebrating the expansion of their current... Read More

VENTURES Receives National Award

August 31, 2018 - A UMRF Ventures Inc. program has received the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) 2018 Excellence and Innovation Award for Regional and Economic Development. Read More



UMRF Ventures presents a new opportunity in collaboration for Memphis. With a goal of building the technology workforce and helping students grow into professional careers, we are reshaping the employment landscape in Memphis.


We are the frontline of a new era in Memphis innovation. Learn more about us


Changing the way corporations collaborate with academic institutions

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The FedEx Institute is a strategic partner in the overall success of UMRF Ventures

Our Mission

UMRF Ventures is the next evolution in partnership opportunities with the University of Memphis. Leveraging the rich tradition of innovation at the UofM, UMRF Ventures is forging a new path that brings together the benefits of the private sector and the strength of a world-class research institution to create a new resource for the city. UMRF Ventures is preparing the Mid South for a technology-driven future by creating critical pipelines for professional development to Memphis’ most in-demand corporations.


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