Become a Partner

Partnerships are what enable the IDEA Center to build commercialization bridges between the University of Notre Dame and businesses at all stages of development. Your commitment to fostering innovation and commercial success greatly enhances the value of our services. Learn how you can partner with us so new ideas can grow into viable market enterprises. Please contact Nick Swisher at either 574.631.2984 or

Sponsorship Benefits Gold Cup Silver Cup Bronze Cup
Logo on IDEA Center facility electronic signage x x x
Logo displayed in cafe at the IDEA Center x x  
Logo displayed in the new student game area x x  
Logo hung from the ceiling of Pit Road event space x    
Logo on event posters, event invitation emails, etc. x x x
Banner with logo hung from Abdo Markethouse balcony rail on home game weekends x    
Logo and profile on the IDEA Center's partner webpage x x x
Listing in the IDEA Center's communications x x x
Invitation to networking and other special events x x x
Opportunity to be a title/premier sponsor of one Friday Pre-Game Kick-Off event x    
Opportunity to include up to 10 participants at client engagement events x x  
Name recognition on gold trophy cup displayed in the IDEA Center's main lobby x    
Name recognition on silver trophy cup   x  
Name recognition on bronze trophy cup     x
Host up to 10 meetings at the IDEA Center x    
Host up to 6 meetings at the IDEA Center   x  
Host up to 4 meetings at the IDEA Center     x
Facilitated access to IDEA Center tenants via published "cafe hours" x x  
Opportunity to present potential client services at a periodic tenant breakfast meeting x    
Two parking passes to all home football games x    
Ability to purchase football home game parking passes x