Research Partners

At Northeastern, partnerships drive research. Faculty collaborate with experts from academia, government and the nonprofit sector, and industry.
Academic research partners

Boston University
Catholic University
Florida International University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
North Dakota State University
Pennsylvania State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rowan University
Temple University
University of Alabama
University of Connecticut
University of Houston
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University of Massachusetts Lowell
University of Michigan
University of Notre Dame
University of North Carolina Charlotte
University of North Texas
University of Pennsylvania
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
University of Rhode Island
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Government research partners

Air Force Research Laboratory (includes co-location of Air Force counter-UAS program on site)
Army Research Laboratory (includes co-location of Army Research Laboratory-Northeast on site)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Department of Homeland Security
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity
National Counterproliferation Center
National Geospatial–Intelligence Agency
Naval Sea Systems Command
Office of Naval Research
U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command

Industry research partners

(* indicates co-location on site, in Innovation Campus facilities)

*AeroVironment, Inc.
Drone development and manufacturing

AM General
Humvee sustainment

Analog Devices

Command Strategies/Command Holdings Group
Business development and legislative and policy support for companies seeking federal agency funding, including defense contracts

Concurrent Technologies Corporation
Applied scientific research and development

Draper Laboratory
Systems engineering design

DE Technologies, Inc.
Additive manufacturing

Faraday Technology, Inc.
Hard electroplating

General Dynamics Mission Systems
Global aerospace and defense

Image Insight, Inc.
Radiation detection

Integrated Device Technologies
Mixed-signal semiconductor solutions

Intellisense Systems, Inc.
Sensor systems, wearable technologies, visualization/display systems, and augmented intelligence software

IPG Photonics

Keystone Tower Systems
Resilient infrastructure

Massachusetts Materials Technologies, LLC
Complete materials testing and engineering

Milara, Inc.
Nanomanufacturing and robotics

Nanomaterials development

Northrup Grumman
Global aerospace and defense

Qorvo Texas, LLC
Ferrite composite materials

OROS Apparel
Outdoor apparel inspired by NASA

Rapiscan Systems
Sensing and security

Materials, devices, thermal management, cold spray technology

*Rogers Corporation
Advanced materials, thermal management, batteries

Cold spray system integration

Thermal break strategies

Solvus Global
Technology solutions for additive materials and manufacturing

SURVICE Engineering Company
Waterfighter equipment

United Technologies Research Center

VJ Technologies, Inc.
Inspection services and X-ray imaging solutions

*VRC Metal Systems
Cold spray technology

HF Webster
Cold spray technology

Industry associations & nonprofit research partners

American Composites Manufacturers Association
Thermal break strategies

American Institute of Steel Construction
Design for deconstruction

American Iron and Steel Institute
Steel diaphragm innovation

Charles Pankow Foundation
Thermal break strategies

Massachusetts Port Authority
Security and screening

Metal Building Manufacturers Association
Construction and fabrication

Pultrusion Industry Council
Thermal break strategies

Steel Deck Institute
Construction and fabrication

Steel Joist Institute
Construction and fabrication

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Northeastern’s Innovation Campus accelerates technology and innovation through a uniquely powerful, customizable partnership model.

Leadership and faculty

Experts from industry, government, and academia join with faculty and students to translate discoveries into revolutionary technologies, materials, and systems.

Our facilities

At this 14-acre hub of research breakthroughs and entrepreneurship, companies, startups, federal agencies, and universities convene.