Corporate Partnership

Innovative Research Partner


Solve complex data and business challenges through a carefully structured research opportunity with AIB’s global consortium of 3,700+ top-tier academic researchers who use innovative approaches to analyze data.


Crowdsource Proposals

Crowdsource research proposals from 3,700+ academics from leading global institutions to address your business challenges


Innovate Business Intelligence

Champion the creation of innovative business intelligence tools that can be used in your marketing and business practices


Validate Business Practices

Leverage empirical evidence derived from data analytics to validate your business practices and decision making

“The Annalect research project was an incredible partnership and a great success. It took literally more than a year of work, and I cannot express how impressed I was with the results of this collaboration. WCA’s work, supervision, guidance, and project leadership were a bright example of excellence.”

– Anna Nicanorova, WG’11

Vice President, Engineering
Annalect, an Omnicom Media Group Company

Our Comprehensive Research Process

Identify a data or business challenge and work with AIB’s research team to scope potential projects.

Legal Agreements
All parties sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or the Data Provider Agreement (DPA).

Data Transfer/Hosting
Transfer data through secure channels or grant direct access to your company’s secure environment.

Call for Proposals
Co-host a webinar with AIB to announce the research opportunity and send out a call for proposals.

Proposal Selection
A committee of Wharton faculty and staff vets a list of top proposals and presents to you for approval.

Selected teams execute their research proposals over the course of 9–12 months, checking in with you and AIB on a regular basis.

Applied Research and Models
Researchers present findings at a research symposium and share code for machine learning models and instructions for implementation.*

Beyond the Project
Work with researchers beyond the symposium to address further questions and assist with implementation.

*Companies can use IP but cannot own or sell it.

$75,000/ year
*Two-year minimum. Tax-deductible gift to The Wharton School. Payment plans are available.
Interested in Partnering?

AI for Business is here to help transform your business through our research opportunities and experiential learning programs. Contact AIB Executive Director Mary Purk to discover how to best partner with us.