Empowering students for professional success, cultivating a culture of use-inspired research, sustaining robust industry engagement — these are the hallmarks of Northeastern University.
The Center for Research Innovation (CRI) is proud to contribute to this pioneering ethos that transforms and enriches our world.
Being Northeastern’s nexus of innovation, the CRI is tasked with protecting institutional discoveries, promoting technologies through targeted commercialization, and amplifying the activities of University spin outs. Programs like RISE, enterprises like StreetScan, and seventeen granted patents evidence impactful performance.
2015 was an industrious year for the CRI and its constituents, and 2016 promises to continue this trajectory. Over the coming year, the CRI will boost corporate participation via joint programming, position Northeastern as a thought-leader among innovation elites, and develop further tools for entrepreneurial inventors.
Here’s to looking upon the landscape of the future with new eyes!
Tracey Dodenhoff, Director
A special thanks to the professionals of the CRI who deftly practice the craft of innovation management and for University leaders who avidly sponsor the exploration of boundless horizons.
The CRI hosted and visited over 30 global companies with combined annual revenues exceeding $600 billion and R&D budgets surpassing $30 billion.
Robust relationships engender opportunity for long-term collaboration, and being committed to such, the CRI:
The CRI has been strategically positioning Northeastern as a resource for those seeking actionable best-practices in the commercialization of intellectual property. Visibility has been raised through such activities as:
Tech2Venture (T2V) is a pilot funding program created to identify and engage seasoned entrepreneurs in the commercialization of Northeastern’s most promising technologies.
In 2015, candidate Nano Power Solutions became the inaugural licensee of a T2V technology!
Nano Power Solutions is developing a high performance, carbon nanotube battery that is projected to outperform current technologies by a factor of 10. Click here to read more.