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NEW! Express License for Northeastern Entrepreneurs

With standardized, spinout friendly terms, the CRI’s Express License eliminates costly, time-intensive negotiations, empowering entrepreneurs to focus valuable resources on what matters: building thriving ventures.

What We Do
CRI Entrepreneurs What We Do

Whether you are leading innovation for your global company, looking for early stage investment opportunities, or considering starting up a cutting-edge technology company, the Center for Research Innovation is your portal into Northeastern University’s innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.


Find an Innovation

See opportunities to commercialize Northeastern’s most promising technologies.

Find Funding

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. We can help you find the right funding source for your start up.

Find a Mentor

Connect with an experienced mentor that can help you grow your business.

Startup Resources
CRI Startup Resources

You’ve developed, or identified a technology that you plan to commercialize. Where do you go from here? There are many steps involved in taking a technology from the lab to the market. From generating a business plan, to forming the company, securing a license for the technology, and obtaining investment, entrepreneurs need to have a strategic approach for each phase of the commercialization process.

Here we provide you with links to some of the key resources for taking those next steps towards commercialization.

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.