If a student acquired private funding and would like to work with their University on a project how would they go about approaching them? A little background, I am an undergraduate engineering student with 20+ years experience in the business world in HVAC, construction, journalism and bio-fuels feed stocks. An old acquaintance has pointed out a good market for a product that has been out of favor for some time and it seems we can manage a lucrative path to bringing it back to market. Funding is secured but space and some equipment are required. I already have a good working relationship with many departments at my University so acquiring access to supplemental equipment is not of issue however a space is. I currently have an old graduate lab that had fallen out of use when our department built a new facility. It has ventilation, sinks, shelf space, good counter tops, etc. but the department in which it is located is a far cry from this type of research so another lab is required. What may be the best approach to moving forward?