ASU Knowledge Enterprise advances research, innovation, strategic partnerships, entrepreneurship and economic development at ASU, in Arizona and globally. Knowledge Enterprise is a new model for the 21st century research university, with a focus on use-inspired research; support for entrepreneurs; robust partnerships with public and private organizations; and sustainable international development.
Building on a legacy of discovery in areas ranging from space exploration to sustainability to human origins, ASU has become one of the fastest-growing research institutions in the United States. Since 2002, annual research expenditures have more than quintupled to $618 million. ASU is also among the top 20 universities in the world for the number of U.S. patents issued
ASU’s unique approach to health research and innovation has met with tremendous success. The university now ranks 8th in the nation for Health and Human Services (including NIH) funded research expenditures among universities without a medical school (NSF HERD survey 2017). This places ASU ahead of Princeton, University of Maryland and Carnegie Mellon.