Partner With Us
Successful commercialization depends on the development of a strong academic research portfolio accompanied by appropriate intellectual property and the transformation of intellectual property into products, either through out-licensing or start-up formation. BEI is actively seeking partnerships to bridge the development gap between the research laboratory and successful commercial ventures.
Sponsored Research Programs
BEI offers for-profit corporations opportunities to partner with academic researchers to perform research and development at a fraction of the cost of in-house programs. For companies looking to get new research initiatives off the ground or overcome roadblocks in existing initiatives, BEI can identify faculty partners, provide access to research facilities, help with the execution of sponsored research agreements, and help prepare proposals to funding agencies.
Benefits of sponsored research partnerships with BEI include the following:
- Faculty Expertise: Faculty partners become team members who are engaged in long-term relationships with value added beyond the solution to your original project.
- Flexibility: The WPI Office of Intellectual Property & Innovation research can tailor sponsored research agreements to suit the needs of your organization.
- Price: As an institute within WPI, BEI is a non-profit organization that has no need to adjust grant or contract costs for profit.
- Commercialization: BEI will leverage its relationships with commercialization service providers to help move your technology to the commercial stage.