About

Mission
CRI Mission

To pair solution-oriented research with real-world needs for the enrichment of society through the protection, acceleration, and commercialization of Northeastern innovation.

What We Do

How can the CRI help grow your spinout?

The Center for Research Innovation staff knows business: we’ve started, grown and helped companies innovate. We are here to help your high-impact innovations succeed in the marketplace. Ask us about introductions to investors, channel partners, joint venture candidates and strategic partners.

NEU CRI Supporting Spinouts

Do you need to contact a company or identify current industry needs?

If your research or inventions could have relevance to industry, the CRI can introduce you to actively interested companies. If you are contemplating a line of research and would like to gauge industry reaction, we can help you secure feedback to inform the thrust of your research. Contact Joel Bresler for more details.

Supporting Spinouts

With a focus on connectivity, the CRI’s signature programs stimulate industry partnerships, promote innovative education, and catalyze technological development. These programs bring together industry professionals and academic researchers so that Northeastern’s use-inspired solutions become a reality.  Learn more about our high-caliber programming here.

CRI About What we Do

Why transfer technology?

Over the past seven years, research activity at Northeastern has more than doubled. Northeastern’s cutting edge faculty focus their use-inspired research on solving the nation’s greatest challenges in health, security, and sustainability. The Center for Research Innovation connects private companies with the researchers and inventions that meet their business needs – now and in the rapidly evolving future. Our team of professionals all have business and entrepreneurial experience. We strive for a high level of responsiveness and service, moving with speed and flexibility.

CRI High Service Technology Transfer
Team

The CRI team is agile and responsive – focused on the translation of University innovations into tangible solutions through licenses, spinouts and collaborations. Our dedication to establishing ongoing dialogue with industry informs Northeastern’s progressive research, enabling a productive balance between exploration and implementation.

Jennifer Boyle-Lynch

Jennifer Boyle-Lynch

Interim Co-Director

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Joel Bresler

Joel Bresler

Technology Portfolio Director

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Paige Clapp

Paige Clapp

Intellectual Property and Contracts Associate

617-373-3560
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Andy Curtin

Andy Curtin

Interim Co-Director

617-373-4598
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Nikole Lynch

Program Coordinator

617-373-8810
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Jacqui Mitchell

Jacqui Mitchell

Finance & Technical Administrator

617-373-8725
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Mark Saulich

Mark Saulich

Senior Commercialization Manager

617-373-4009
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Colin Sullivan

Colin Sullivan

Commercialization, Research and Marketing

617-373-5821
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Ana Teixeira

Ana Teixeira

Commercialization Associate

617-373-6093
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Brice Tennant

Brice Tennant

Marketing and Program Manager

617-373-4088
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Annual Report
CRI Annual Reports

Another record breaking year of innovation and performance at the Center for Research Innovation. Check out our year in review!

Innovation Ecosystem

Northeastern University’s innovation ecosystem is a combination of cross-disciplinary collaboration and an entrepreneurial culture that is driven by a commitment to use-inspired research.