Partners & initiatives

Transforming the marketplace

Industry giants like Mayo Clinic, Starbucks and adidas understand the importance of being responsive to the ever-changing needs of business. To help achieve their goals, they look to ASU, the most innovative university in the nation. 

New Economy Initiative

ASU students, faculty and staff have relied on innovation, ingenuity, hard work and determination to help the state advance through unprecedented challenges. With strategic investments through Arizona’s New Economy Initiative, which aims to enhance the state’s competitiveness, ASU is prepared to support efforts that revitalize the state economy.

New Economy Initiative site

adidas-ASU Global Sport Alliance

ASU has partnered with the world’s most forward-thinking athletic company. Bringing together education, athletics, research and innovation, the Global Sport Alliance explores topics that include diversity, race, sustainability and human potential — all through the lens of sport. The comprehensive partnership harnesses resources across the entire university and leverages adidas’ global reach with the ambition of benefiting athletes around the world. With the collective power of two renowned innovators, this is an opportunity to change the game.

adidas partnership site

Starbucks Initiatives

A partnership between ASU and Starbucks raises the bar for the role a public company can play in support of its employees’ life goals by creating an inclusive community of learners taking part in a new gold standard for online education. With access to leading educational technology and benefits, like 100% tuition coverage, personalized financial aid counseling, and success coaching, Starbucks partners are set up to accomplish their goals.

Starbucks partnership site

Mayo Clinic and ASU Alliance for Health Care

The recognized world leader in patient care, education and research and the nation’s most innovative university are bringing the brightest minds together to accelerate cutting-edge research discoveries, improve patient care through health care innovation and transform medical education to enhance health outcomes at individual, community and national levels.

Mayo Clinic partnership site

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