The Faculty of Science sets great store by collaboration with partners. It strives to be a knowledge partner for the government, the industry and social organisations and to be a research partner for other educational institutions. In doing so, the faculty seeks to promote powerful, joint expertise development and to establish a link between science and actual practice.
Various bodies in Utrecht provide support to academics in innovation and entrepreneurship. The Utrecht Valorisation Center provides the connection between the university and the market and offers support related to knowledge transfer (valorisation). Businesses looking to work together with researchers at Utrecht University to find solutions to general or specific problems can also approach a range of institutes within the faculties or elsewhere in the university.