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.
Invention Disclosure Form - NEW!
Your invention or idea is important (1) to your professional development, (2) to the University, and, if applicable, (3) to your research sponsor. It is essential that it be reported promptly so that it can be evaluated to determine if there is sufficient novelty to permit patenting, and if so, sufficient commercial potential to justify a licensing program for industry.
Please read the instructions carefully, as they have recently changed.
- Submit all completed Invention Disclosure Forms to email@example.com.
- Please note that CRI will only accept the most current version (REV1012) of the form. All older submissions will be returned and inventor will be asked to resubmit on the most current version (REV1012).
- Two formats are provided below:
This handout outlines the CRI’s process as it relates to the translation of innovative research into high-impact solutions. Each step is shown with the key elements considered during evaluation. This process results in a higher quality outcome, serving both you, the inventor, and the University as a whole.
This document contains commonly used Intellectual Property terms and language.
This provides an overview of Northeastern University’s Royalty Distribution Policy as described in the Faculty Handbook. Please refer to the entire policy in the Faculty Handbook for further detail.
This compilation of the most frequently asked question provides a quick reference guide to the Conflict of Commitment and Interest Policy. Please refer to the entire policy in the Faculty Handbook.
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.