The President’s focus on creating high-tech jobs to maintain America’s competitiveness in the global marketplace makes it very timely to highlight the technology transfer initiatives from universities into the private sector.
Research to Reality
At ALERT, our strategy of bringing “Research to Reality” requires our center to focus on scouting for opportunities that link our researchers with our industrial base and our government customers. We have successfully inculcated this culture, reaching out to our stakeholders as part of our everyday routine.
Developing a Process
Northeastern University in particular, is extending this culture into all others departments of the university by forming the Center for Research Innovation, whose charter is to support technology transfer opportunities.The flow chart below outlines the Center for Research Innovation’s current technology transfer process.
The partner universities that make up ALERT are strongly committed to continuing this culture of “Research to Reality”. Having close ties with both the DHS community and industry, has created an environment where technology transfer is ubiquitous; resulting in a win-win for all participants.
Innovation Fast Track
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Students, get connected with Industry Partners, find out about research and volunteer opportunities within ALERT, or get advice on how to best showcase your work at Student Central.Learn More
Alert @ URI
The University of Rhode Island co-Leads ALERT. URI and partners emphasize trace, standoff and persistent detection schemes in their research. URI also provides specialty explosive courses for professionals.Learn More