Safeguarding Northeastern ingenuity is a fundamental responsibility of the Center for Research Innovation. The CRI proactively identifies world-changing innovation within Northeastern’s labs and protects it through robust, strong, defensible, and commercially viable patents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.