A groundbreaking approach to strategic alliances and research partnerships

We collaborate with corporations, industries and organizations on applied research projects. Together, we aim to apply science to solve real-world problems. Building on a long-standing tradition of working with industry, UMass Lowell has developed two premier models for true research collaborations.

These exciting and effective co-location alliances have proven to provide our partners with advantages in both technological advancement and workforce development. The talented students who work side-by-side with our research partners become valuable employees of the future, with real-world skills tailored to the needs of the companies we work with.

Partnership with Natick U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center

The HEROES program (Harnessing Emerging Research Opportunities to Empower Soldiers) is a successful collaboration between UMass Lowell and the Natick U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center (NSRDEC).

Scientists and engineers from NSRDEC work side-by-side with UMass Lowell faculty and students in 6,000 square feet of lab space and meeting areas dedicated to joint research.

HEROES is leveraging the intellectual assets and resources of the U.S. Army and UMass Lowell to work together to find creative and effective solutions to the challenges faced by our men and women in uniform every day around the world.

Raytheon UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI)

The Raytheon UMass Lowell Research Institute (RURI) is a joint research facility focused on flexible and printed electronics. With shared laboratories in the Saab Emerging Technologies and Innovation Center, Raytheon engineers and scientists interact daily with faculty and students on projects and challenges that are an integral part of Raytheon’s R&D program. The integrated research team consistently exchanges knowledge that advances the project and allows for collaboration and innovation.

Contact us to learn more about our unique models of collaboration and opportunities for growing your business.