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The Center for Research Innovation held a pilot session of its soon-to-be launched InnoEd series of innovation-minded seminars with “Crafting Invincible Disclosures.” The session provided an opportunity to bring together research faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and staff engrained in Northeastern’s flourishing innovation ecosystem for an...

“Studies suggest that long-standing personal contacts … are the most effective means by which commercial entities are introduced to emerging technologies.”* This statement reflects an impetus behind the launch of Pathways to Partnership, the CRI’s newest program. Pathways to Partnership is a series of panel...

This spring the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) ruled in favor of The Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard, finding that the UC Berkeley CRISPR patent, filed before The Broad’s patent, does not prevent The Broad team from obtaining a patent as the...

Water is critical to human life. We know this. We know our bodies require water to survive. We know the composition of our brains and hearts are 73% water and our lungs, 83%. We know we should drink 2-3 liters of water per day, depending upon...

For the second year in a row, Northeastern ranks among the top 100 universities in the world for securing U.S. Utility Patents according to the report compiled by the National Academy of Inventors and Intellectual Property Owners Association. With over 4,700 degree granting institutions in...

New England startup, StreetScan, recently signed an international deal with CMCT securing $1.5 million (USD) in funding alongside the formation of a joint venture that will bring StreetScan’s robust pavement inspection capabilities to Chinese infrastructure. CMCT is a subsidiary of China Merchants Group, a conglomerate holding...

Contemplating the nature of sponsorship while preparing to thank our RISE:2017 sponsors uncovered an intriguing find. “Sponsor” comes from the Latin word sponsus and the related spondere, meaning, “a surety, guarantee” and “give assurance, promise solemnly,” respectively. In the 1930’s, the term began to take...

By Kevin Papierski, 2x RISE Judge. I can always tell when my dogs have had an overstimulating day. At the end of it all, when we're unwinding on the couch, they'll curl up and fall into a deep sleep, and as soon as they hit R.E.M.,...