At WPI, an emphasis on applied research means faculty and students engage in work that can translate into products, services, or other intellectual property. From start-up to exit strategy, an extensive network of experts and resources can help turn a spark of imagination into a marketable innovation. 

Many WPI alumni, faculty, and staff members, and friends are successful innovators, serial entrepreneurs, investors, and consultants. They gladly share their extensive experience in new venture development, commercialization, engineering, strategic planning, financing, marketing, sales, and product/service development as mentors to aspiring innovators. From their knowledge to their connections, they help to fill the gaps in new venture development, supporting ideas from idea through impact.

Bringing innovation to market

WPI performs well above average in terms of new discoveries and the licensing of those discoveries in proportion to the level of research funding received by the university. Beyond the diligence of the innovators and inventors, this success requires partnership and collaboration with the Office of Intellectual Property & Innovation.

Check out the full WPI IP catalog to learn more about the exciting research happening on campus.

WPI Intellectual Property Inventory Catalog


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Freehand Three-dimensional Ultrasound Diagnostic Imaging with Position


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Compositions and Methods for Treating Parasitic Disease


Sugar: A Revolutionary Diabetes Application

The Long and Winding Road

Biomedical engineering professors Glenn Gaudette and George Pins discovered that when you set out to take a life-saving discovery from benchtop to marketplace, you'd better be prepared for detours.

Partner with Us

If you or your organization would like to discuss potential research collaboration with WPI, connect with the Vice Provost for Research

Support Research

From sponsoring a real-time project in your organization for an undergrad to endowing a chair in an academic department, there are many ways to support WPI research and benefit from doing so.  Find out how WPI works with Employers and Partners. Together, we can achieve lofty goals.