Partner on Research

Research and Innovation Partnerships

Unprecedented advancements in technology and the rising complexity of the world’s research challenges demands a team approach to discovery and innovation.

If you’re seeking to scale up the capacity of your organization’s research team, Northeastern is well-suited to be your partner.

Northeastern is a global research university with a culture of working with businesses and nonprofits around the world. We’ve developed our eight research institutes and 30-plus research centers around challenges rather than academic disciplines, clearing the path for multidisciplinary collaborations with industry, government agencies, and academia.

We can also help you speed the transfer of research discoveries to the marketplace through joint project planning and management and flexible intellectual-property policies that benefit all partners.

Northeastern researchers have deep expertise in fields ranging from cybersecurity and robotics to nanomanufacturing and global resilience. As an R1 institution under the Carnegie Classification System, we are among U.S. universities with the highest level of research activity.

To accelerate innovation at your organization, we invite you to work with our faculty through a customized partnership.

To learn more, contact [email protected].

A Few of Our Partnerships

Through Northeastern’s San Francisco location, researchers with the Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute are collaborating with VMware, a leading business software developer in Palo Alto, California, on a project to strengthen cloud computing security. In Seattle, a CPI team is working with Microsoft Research to improve internet of things security.

Also in Seattle, Northeastern engineering researchers are working with the nonprofit Pacific NorthWest Economic Region and other collaborators on a project to make the region’s vital bridge network more resilient to earthquake damage. They are developing a faster, safer approach to post-disaster assessments of bridge damage using a specially designed drone system.

Northeastern’s Khoury College of Computer Sciences faculty and graduate students in Boston and Seattle collaborated with researchers at the Institute for Systems Biology to design a data management and analytics system for Project Feed 1010. The ISB project involves groundbreaking aquaponics research to address future world hunger challenges.