The Corporate Relations Office at WPI organizes and delivers an array of services that is catered to the needs of business partners. Through a holistic model and approach, our goal is to help business solve issues related to workforce and talent development, research and product development, and grow their philanthropic engagement. Blending these three core elements yields greater depth to organizational relationships and increases visibility on campus. Strategic partnerships are built with us, growing partners dive deeper with us, and new partners explore opportunities with us. The corporate relations office is driven to support the success of our students and faculty while creating value for our external partners.
Recruiting & Workforce Development
Recruit World-Class Talent
WPI alumni can be found across the globe as highly skilled STEM professionals, inspired humanist engineers, and impactful leaders of industry. Our alumni are highly knowledgeable, work effectively in teams, think creatively, understand their chosen fields, and are ready to work on day one. Learn how to Recruit Talent.
Add Value to Your Organization by Sponsoring a Student Project
Our distinct project-based approach to education transforms our students into highly skilled, team-oriented, globally aware problem solvers, who are ready to dive right into your workplace and produce tangible results. As a purpose-driven community of educators and researchers, WPI student-led projects have led to practical innovations and viable products for corporate sponsors. Sponsor a Student Project today and engage the fresh perspective of a dedicated student team and its expert faculty advisor.
WPI’s Engineering Ambassadors program addresses the challenge companies have in recruiting diverse, world-class engineering talent. Through the ambassador program, top undergraduate students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields are specially trained to conduct community outreach on behalf of your company. Learn how to sponsor an Engineering Ambassador.
Educate Your Workforce
WPI’s division of Online and Corporate Education specializes in the learning needs of working professionals and is committed to helping working professionals achieve their educational goals. Our interdisciplinary approach, delivered by experienced practitioners, ensures that participants can apply their knowledge to the technical and business challenges they face today, and in the future. Learn about our Online or Corporate programs.
Research, Technology, & Innovation
Gain Access to Valuable Research Expertise
WPI’s more than 500 full- and part-time faculty members are dedicated to using their talents, expertise, and intellectual curiosity to solve the most complex global challenges. Our faculty researchers collaborate with each other, with other world-class institutions, and with industrial associations and corporate partners to transform new discoveries into real-world applications. Gain direct access to their expertise or work side-by-side to overcome a critical business roadblock or to move your innovations forward. Learn more about Research at WPI.
Bringing Together Like-Minded Innovators through Membership Centers and Facility Resources
WPI offers state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories that are open to external users. From our Life Sciences & Bioengineering Center to our Biomanufacturing Education and Training Center, PracticePoint research facility, Fire Protection labs, and Education and Application Prototype labs, there are many opportunities for corporate partners to leverage our resources, specialized equipment, and expertise to help advance industry. Learn more to see how we can help to advance your idea. Explore our state-of-the-art campus spaces.
Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
OSP partners with WPI's faculty and staff throughout the life cycle of a sponsored research project. From assisting in proposal development and reviewing and submitting funding applications; to negotiating and accepting awards and issuing subawards; OSP provides guidance throughout the award and interprets applicable regulatory requirements to ensure that research conducted is in compliance. Learn more about how OSP can help you find funding, prepare proposals, manage awards, and stay compliant with federal regulations and requirements.
Cutting-Edge Technology | Access, Transfers, and Licensing
WPI has a long history of innovation and inventions; in fact, our percentage of patents far outpaces many other universities our size. We can connect your company with opportunities to license and deploy innovations and intellectual property held by WPI faculty and students. This allows access to the latest technology for commercial gain and to be part of a community that supports big ideas. We offer a variety of programs and resources for every kind of entrepreneur, including opportunities to engage with innovative and entrepreneurial-minded WPI-affiliated start-ups or coach, advise, and mentor budding entrepreneurs. Learn more about the Office of Technology Commercialization.
Community & Entrepreneurial Outreach
The Office of Government & Community Relations
The Office of Government & Community Relations works to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships between WPI and local, state, and federal governments, as well as the local Worcester community. The office is instrumental in obtaining research funding in areas of strategic importance to WPI, and also provides students with opportunities to work in and contribute to the city. Learn more about the office.
Start-Ups, Fast Growth & Nonprofit Organizations
By working to integrate entrepreneurial principles across the university curriculum, WPI supports vital pathways to new venture formations. Be it in business, social or nonprofit arenas, our students are inspired and encouraged toward technology-based ventures and are well-prepared to support your organization in professional practice, innovation, and civic contribution. Learn more about I&E at WPI.
Philanthropy & Gifts in Kind
Give to WPI
Help Make the World a Better, Safer, More Humane Place
WPI's University Advancement team engages with business, foundation, and corporate philanthropists in diverse ways. Whether partnering on industry-specific scholarships or coordinating gifts-in-kind, we can work together to find the best opportunity to support WPI philanthropically. To learn more, contact University Advancement at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inspire Tomorrow’s Problem Solvers
By helping WPI celebrate space, robots, science, and technology with this exciting and interactive festival, financial and in-kind support allows participants to enjoy hands-on exhibits and activities in ways that encourage the consideration of STEM and its global future. For the young attendees especially, this early exposure to STEM research and innovation is known to inspire interest and study in the STEM fields. Explore TouchTomorrow to learn about the history of the festival, as well as how to get involved.