News

Innovation in your Inbox. Sign up for the CRI’s Newsletter

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...

Ever stare into your salad and think, “today is a day of clean eating!”? Fresh, crisp veggies, lean strips of meat, a touch of balsamic dressing - nutritional happiness in a bowl. What if, however, all is not as it seems? What if the salad-springing...

Does technology make our lives simpler, more efficient or does it drive us to distraction and muddle our brains? The debate is never-ending (and definitely not as black and white), but one thing we know for certain, path breaking technologies are revolutionizing the worlds within...