Research and InnovationNorthwestern University is an internationally recognized research university boasting 100 school-based centers and 53 University Research Centers. Northwestern scholars take on humanity’s toughest challenges, working collaboratively across disciplines to create breakthrough solutions in:
- Sustainability and Energy
- Materials Science
- Drug Discovery
- Synthetic Biology
Our team collaborates with schools, research centers and other offices across the University to connect companies with sponsored research opportunities, enabling them to achieve new levels of innovation.
Northwestern’s commitment to partner with the private sector can be seen in our licensing, intellectual property and tech transfer programs. The Innovation and New Venture Office (INVO) creates collaborations with the goal of bringing innovations to the market. INVO’s interdisciplinary team approach makes the partnering process efficient and effective. The office also offers opportunities to access Northwestern’s available technologies and start-up companies.
How to Partner
Get involved through sponsored research, working with student groups or partnering for research advancements. Learn more about how to partner below.
Learn about offices on campus that can help your company with sponsored research.
Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Northwestern's vast entrepreneurship and innovation network includes innovation centers, institutes, groups and offices.
Access Specialized Equipment or License Technology
Find out how your company can take advantage of unique facilities at Northwestern, or find technologies available for license.