Our many partners accelerate innovation by co-locating their teams with Northeastern’s exceptional research faculty and doctoral students. Below, leaders reflect on the benefits of collaborating on site.

Rob Hrabe, President and CEO

VRC Metal Systems

“The Northeastern Innovation Campus is a fantastic place to conduct research, explore new concepts, and develop new products and services. The atmosphere of innovation along with the synergy that occurs between the various companies located on the campus and university researchers results in an exponential increase in the visibility and velocity of your business.”

Shawn Williams, Vice President of R&D

Rogers Corporation

“In creating our Innovation Center, Rogers Corporation was seeking a collaborative development ecosystem which offered access to academic researchers who were exploring technologies that were relevant to our future growth.

We chose the Innovation Campus at Northeastern because we value having access to the other commercial partners who share this vision, and desire to join in this shared development. We also like their progressive approach to the management of jointly developed intellectual property, and the location, which was both easy to access as well as situated in an East Coast center for innovation.

In the past five years, the Rogers Innovation Centers have filed over 100 patents, commercialized an innovative new technology platform (with others soon to follow), and greatly increased both the size and value of our product development portfolio. We see our relationship with Northeastern’s Innovation Campus to be a critical, contributing element of this portfolio evolution.”

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

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

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