The Center for Research Innovation (CRI) designed the Innovator's Toolkit as a means of providing the community with information related to intellectual property.  Although this Toolkit was designed in part to answer many of the common questions we receive, we encourage you to contact us if you have there is any additional information that we can provide to you.

The desire to have impact through research and innovations is a universal theme at Northeastern University.  The Center for Research Innovation is your dedicated partner in this pursuit, offering strategic intellectual property protection, venture creation resources and access to corporate relationships.  It is the goal of the CRI to provide a high level of service, and accordingly, we look forward to any questions or feedback.

Invention Disclosure Form - New!

The Commercialization Process

Intellectual Property Glossary

Royalty Distribution Overview

Conflict of Commitment and Interest