Skip to main content
Male and female researchers in the lab.
Industry Partners

Collaborative Research Opportunities

The Foundation is an experienced collaborator with biotechs, pharma and health tech companies seeking to advance Parkinson's programs. Collaboration opportunities include sponsorship, in-kind contributions and strategic input.

Collaborate with Us

The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) and industry collaborators frequently work together to advance shared goals. Your scientific expertise and resources coupled with our robust patient community and unique position at the nexus of Parkinson’s research can move us closer to new treatments and a better quality of life for people living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).

Our Foundation provides a range of resources available to industry at no cost for research that is aligned with our scientific priorities. MJFF also offers diverse collaborations models: financial, in-kind and non-financial.

Whether you are an emerging or established biotech, a pharmaceutical company or a health tech start-up, with an established Parkinson's program or just entering the field, if you share our goal of helping Parkinson's patients through research, we want to hear from you. Contact researchpartnerships@michaeljfox.org to connect with our staff.

Advancing Research and Therapeutic Development

  • Funding and Non-financial Resources

    MJFF offers a range of resources that directly enable and speed your research.

  • Pre-competitive Consortia

    MJFF brings stakeholders together in a pre-competitive manner to leverage shared resources and expertise across multiple parties to solve common challenges.

  • Research Knowledge-sharing

    MJFF promotes knowledge-sharing and incorporates the latest scientific findings in our efforts to find a cure to PD.

    Engaging Parkinson’s Disease Community

    In addition, we offer ways your company and its employees can meet and engage with the Parkinson’s community.

    • Patient and Physician Education

      Our Foundation produces a number of tools for patients, their loved ones and their physicians. These promote educational information about Parkinson’s disease, its symptoms and new therapies in the pipeline so they can make informed care and research participation decisions.

    • Parkinson’s Research Community

      We provide curated events as an opportunity for industry and academics to learn about the latest in PD research and development and to broadly share the message of our progress.

      • Parkinson’s Disease Therapeutics Conference – The only conference dedicated to Parkinson’s drug development, our annual meeting gathers 300 science and business professionals to network and discuss advances in the field.
    • Parkinson’s Community Events

      MJFF’s community engagement opportunities aim to support and celebrate advances made in Parkinson’s research with the PD community.

    Want to learn more about working with us?

    Collaboration Case Studies

    See our collaborations in action.

    • Investing in Early-stage Therapies

      We fund high-risk, high-reward, early-stage therapeutic testing (pre-clinical and clinical) to help small companies build data packages that attract larger investors with resources to advance these projects.

    • Parkinson’s Disease Education Consortium

      This consortium is an alliance of biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms that support our commitment to furnishing high-quality education resources for the Parkinson's community.

    • Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative

      Sponsored by MJFF and supported by 26 industry collaborators, the PPMI study is building the most robust dataset and biospecimen library in Parkinson’s research — readily available for discovery and replication work.

    • Research Tools Consortium

      Via this pre-competitive consortium, MJFF and industry collaborators work to better understand existing pre-clinical tools and their use in laboratory experiments, as well as to develop new tools to address unmet challenges.

    Michael J. Fox in blue sweater posing for the camera.

    Patients First

    Our Foundation exists for one reason: to speed breakthroughs patients can feel in their everyday lives.

    Read Our Promise
    We use cookies to ensure that you get the best experience. By continuing to use this website, you indicate that you have read our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.