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About the UMass Lowell Research Institute

The University of Massachusetts Lowell Research Institute (UML RI) is leading a focused initiative linking our core competencies, labs, resources, institutions, and academic mission, to Department of Defense requirements providing rapid and innovative solutions for defense and commercial customers.
From our earliest days as a source of brainpower for the Industrial Revolution unfolding in Lowell’s textile mills to the founding of the first plastics engineering department in the country, UMass Lowell has spent more than a century at the edge of what is possible. 
Today, our new UMass Lowell Research Institute located near Hanscom AFB in Lincoln, Mass., is emerging as a leader in bridging the gap between research and solutions that change people’s lives and provide world-class, cutting-edge technology to our warfighters.

UMass Lowell Research Institute contributes to

Massachusetts Economy by
  • expanding and retaining defense expenditures within Massachusetts; 
  • keeping talent within Massachusetts; 
  • creating high-tech jobs; and 
  • fostering new business opportunities 

Military in the Bay State by

  • creating tangible links between state and military installations/missions 

Federal Agencies by

  • developing new relationships with Massachusetts 
  • leveraging the innovative science and technology research arm of UML to solve DoD challenges