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Center for Research Innovation (CRI)

The Center for Research Innovation (CRI) seeks to pair solution-oriented research with real-world needs for the enrichment of society through the protection, acceleration, and commercialization of Northeastern innovation.

Safeguarding Northeastern ingenuity is a fundamental responsibility of the Center for Research Innovation. The CRI proactively identifies world-changing innovation within Northeastern’s labs and protects it through robust, strong, defensible, and commercially viable patents.