The center's research arm aims to provide thought leadership regarding how organizations create, capture, and deliver economic value.

Three Levels of Research

Academic Research
Aimed at publication in top-tier academic journals and highlighting novel categorizations, associations, and causal linkages across select topics

Translational Research
Provide opportunities for students to summarize and ‘translate’ select academic research for dissemination to forum members and the Fisher community

Clinical Research

  • Designed to assess best practices (e.g., surveys)
  • Designed to provide customized contract research for forum members or groups of members as needed and desired


Academic Researchers

Research for Translation Workshop

CIE will be offering a workshop focused toward academic researchers who are interested in pursuing market-driven research. The accelerated workshop will introduce the principles of market opportunity identification, customer discovery and value proposition design.

If interested, please contact Dr. Emily Rosenthal-Kim at to be added to the workshop waitlist.


With more graduates than faculty positions available, your graduate students or postdocs may need to consider non-academic careers. TECH Lab is a professional development program aimed at STEMM graduate students, and postdocs who are interested in exploring alternative careers in technology entrepreneurship, increasing their business vocabulary and strengthening their communication skills. By the end of the workshop series, students will have prepared a market research report that can be used to strengthen commercialization-focused grants such as TVSF or SBIR/STTR funding opportunities.

Please contact Dr. Emily Rosenthal-Kim at for application materials and additional information.