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It seems incomplete to talk about powerful breakthroughs of the 21st century without the mention of IoT. The arrival of IoT, the Internet of Things, has brought path breaking innovation, robust products, and cutting edge technology. It has made its way to headline leading tech...

The Center for Research Innovation is excited to announce the inaugural recipients of the GapFund360 $50,000 Phase I Awards.  These awards are designed to catalyze Northeastern’s state-of-the-art technologies by advancing innovation through prototyping, validation, and industry input. To move technology from lab to license, to idea to impact,...

Let me unveil an ethereal world. A world of waves and networks. A world of clouds and connectivity. A world of communication and interaction. A world that we exist in but never see. A world that fascinates all of humankind — but expands, advances and...

Ever walk into a high-end clothing store, tried on an ill-fitting pair of jeans -- and settled? Settled, because you were convinced they were absolutely the best pair of jeans on the market, and they obviously fit most people. Uncomfortably wearing those same jeans --...

Maybe it’s a product of watching too many Shark Tank re-runs, but many early-stage entrepreneurs come to the conclusion that they “need” a patent. They become obsessed with “patenting” their invention because no one will take them seriously without a patent or worse, someone will...

Evolution is Here The Center for Research Innovation has ideated, designed, and implemented an Inventor Portal where you can now disclose your invention online. (Yes! Online) The Inventor Portal is a one-stop shop for you: Northeastern innovators aiming to disclose and commercialize your inventions. The Portal offers...

In the fall of 2003, a young woman with a PhD from MIT found herself joining paths with Northeastern University and beginning a new journey. A journey of teaching, a journey of independent research and a journey of added responsibility. Firmly walking into the academic...

“Things don’t correct themselves, you’ve got to go out there and work hard to correct them.” - Tom Brady This is exactly what Quad Technologies has done under the determined leadership of CEO Sean Kevlahan: identify a problem, fix it, achieve success. This is Quad’s strategy in a...

Generally, an inventor is barred from obtaining patent protection on an invention if the invention was “patented, described in a printed publication, or in public use, on sale or otherwise available to the public before the effective filing date of the claimed invention [(“disclosed”)].” 35...