Northeastern University's Center for Research Innovation (CRI) is an impact driven initiative bridging the gap between laboratory research and need-based solutions. The CRI serves as the University-wide portal between industry and leading-edge innovations from Northeastern's use-inspired research portfolio.

A majority of the CRI staff has prior entrepreneurial experience, creating an agile and responsive team focused on the translation of University innovations into tangible solutions through licenses, spin-outs and collaboration.

The CRI's dedication to establishing ongoing dialogue with industry informs Northeastern's progressive research, enabling a productive balance between exploration and implementation.