UNIVERSITY RESEARCH INSTITUTES & CENTERS
Northwestern is home to 40+ university research institutes and centers.
Northwestern University is widely known for its interdisciplinary culture of bold discovery, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Supported by specialized research centers, labs, and facilities, our faculty and their students collaborate on groundbreaking discoveries and cutting-edge technologies to provide solutions for some of the world’s most pressing challenges. Your company can benefit from tapping into Northwestern’s thriving research and innovation environment. Explore the opportunities below or contact Corporate Engagement to discover how far we can go together.
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Northwestern is home to some of the world’s top research facilities, ranging from laboratories and clinical research spaces to advanced analytical facilities. Within these facilities are highly specialized equipment and advanced instrumentation that are used by faculty experts to support a range of activities including training, research and development, product development, and entrepreneurial initiatives.
Located on or near the Chicago and Evanston campuses, Northwestern's core facilities are operated as fee-for-service and most are available for use by external researchers at companies and nonprofit organizations. Visit the Core Facilities website for the most up-to-date status of core facility availability and contact the director or manager of a facility to inquire about specific instruments, services, and guidelines for external researchers.
Companies can partner with Northwestern to bring innovations to the marketplace. Industry inventors and entrepreneurs are invited to visit the Innovation and New Venture Office (INVO) website to view available Northwestern technologies, explore Northwestern-founded startups, or to connect directly with INVO for other types of specific requests related to the University’s IP portfolio.