Information for Industrial Sponsors

Many companies sponsor research at MIT by providing funds to support a research project on a topic of mutual interest.

Sponsored research programs enable the sponsor, MIT, and the public to benefit not only from the generation of new knowledge, but also from the societal and economic rewards of the commercialization of innovations.

Sloan Management Review recently published "Best Practices for Industry-University Collaboration", a scholarly paper on research conducted by MIT that analyzes practices leading to successful conduct of research collaborations with universities by corporations and use of the knowledge gained from such collaborations by the corporations for commerical benefit.

Download a pdf copy of "Best Practices for Industry-University Collaboration" (373KB).