Have questions about creating effective partnerships with companies or universities to accelerate research in your disease area? We’ve got answers. Use these toolkits to get background information to help you get started as well as tools and templates to fast-track the process.

Produced with generous support from The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust



A growing number of foundations are providing funding to biotech and pharma companies to incentivize research in their disease areas and help start-ups cross the “Valley of Death.” Use the information in this toolkit to better understand how to find the right partners and structure agreements that will achieve your goals.



There is a long tradition of foundation support of research conducted by academic institutions, but times and priorities are shifting with government funding shrinking and philanthropy taking more outcomes-driven approaches. Use the information in this toolkit to help you think through your approaches to crafting agreements with universities that best serve the needs and interests of all parties.