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Just last month, Procter and Gamble’s (P&G) major razor powerhouse, Gillette, known for its popular razors and male grooming products, filed a lawsuit in federal court in Delaware against online competitor Dollar Shave Club (DSC).  Gillette argues that DSC infringed on its 2004 patent for...

The CRI was pleased to represent Northeastern at the 2015 Therapeutic Area Partnerships conference prior to the new year.  The conference brought together business leaders from across the biotech and pharmaceutical industries and provided key learnings and takeaways, including:  Analysis of trends and opportunities in licensing...

On April 7, 2016, the Office of the Provost and the Center for Research Innovation will host Northeastern University’s annual research, innovation and scholarship expo (RISE) for the fifth consecutive year! With over 900 student and faculty presenters, 400 innovative projects and more than 2,000 attendees,...

Winning an award at RISE is a great accomplishment and for many, it isn't the finish line! We reached out to some past RISE winners for an update on how they are continuing their research and commercializing their innovative concepts.  Their stories are truly inspiring – check...

The CRI is pleased to announce that 5 of the 16 finalists for the MA Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund Award Program are from Northeastern University.   Mahshid Amirabadi and Brad Lehman, “Highly Reliable and Compact Power Converters for Ocean Wave Energy Systems” Sheng-Che Yen, “Virtually-interfaced Robotic Ankle and Balance Trainer (vi-RABT)” Sri...

CRI introduced the Tech2Venture (T2V) program in 2014 to encourage seasoned entrepreneurs to “apply” for technologies they find compelling, providing a cash grant to the entrepreneur selected for the program. Today, we are excited to highlight the first license derived from our Tech2Venture program – Nano...

Stand aside, Mocking Jay, there’s a new Girl on Fire, and her name is Tracey Dodenhoff. Each year, BostonInno recognizes 50 of Boston’s most on fire “inventors, disrupters, luminaries, and newsmakers.” Out of 2000 nominations, Tracey Dodenhoff, Founding Director of Northeastern University’s Center for Research Innovation...

In the realm of new drugs, biologics, and medical devices, the fundamental resources of time, money, and energy are scarce; therefore, knowing how to get new products to market is critical. Everyone in the field knows that the line between conception, lab bench, and commercial use...