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Discover the many ways of collaborating with Northwestern Engineering on recruitment, research, education, product testing and analysis, and licensing.

Corporate Engagement

Experience the value that whole-brain engineering™ can add to your company.

Northwestern Engineering offers opportunities for companies of all sizes to engage with faculty and students in meaningful ways. Whether your company is looking to partner on cutting-edge research, recruit the next generation of engineers, translate ideas into innovative new products, or share expertise in the classroom, we encourage corporate collaborations for the interactions they bring as well as for their support.

Explore the wide range of corporate engagement opportunities listed below or contact Corporate Engagement to discuss how your business can start a collaboration with Northwestern Engineering.

Sponsor Faculty Research

Innovative research with commercial applications

At Northwestern Engineering, more than 1,000 researchers work in over 250 labs while pursuing the cutting-edge technologies of tomorrow. Contact Corporate Engagement to get involved with groundbreaking work early. We can help you visualize the complete path from basic research to the marketplace, and to take full advantage of potential innovations in science, engineering, and technology.

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Recruit Talent

Partner with us for your hiring needs

Engineering Career Development

Engineering Career Development

Engineering Career Development (ECD) works with more than 200 companies and 300 students every year through co-op, internship, and recruitment programs. We develop custom recruiting plans tailored to companies' particular needs, raise your company's brand awareness, and increase your visibility both on and off campus.

Contact ECD
Northwestern Career Advancement

Northwestern Career Advancement

For companies with broader recruiting interests, Northwestern Career Advancement (NCA) provides companies with on-campus recruiting events as well as online job postings, internship programs, opportunities to visit campus, advice, and more.

Contact NCA

License Technologies and Inventions

Build off our groundbreaking work

Northwestern Engineering researchers are passionate about translating their work into practical applications.

Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO)

Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO)

While nurturing a culture of innovation at Northwestern, INVO helps companies and organizations utilize Northwestern technologies and inventions. Through INVO, you can license inventions in our rich technology portfolio and connect with faculty start-ups that bring innovative ideas to market.

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Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Farley Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Through the Farley Center, Northwestern encourages and supports new startup companies that frequently arise from research done by faculty and students.

Visit the Farley Center website

Use our Advanced Analytical Facilities

Conduct your product testing or analysis at Northwestern

If your company is developing a new product and needs to do testing or analysis, Northwestern Engineering offers a wide range of advanced analytical facilities that can be used by both large and small companies.

Northwestern University Atomic and Nanoscale Characterization Experimental Center (NUANCE)

NUANCE offers instrumentation, techniques, and expertise for all characterization of materials and structures including electron microscopy, nano-indentation, and surface chemical analysis. NUANCE Center consists of three complementary facilities: EPIC, NIFTI, and Keck-II.


Northwestern University Micro/Nano Fabrication Facility (NUFAB)

NUFAB is an advanced micro/nano fabrication research facility that provides equipment for characterization, deposition, etching, ashing, and photolithography in a clean room environment. NUFAB supports research in MEMs/NEMs, nano-bio, nano/microelectronics, and other related areas.


Jerome B. Cohen X-Ray Diffraction Facility

The x-ray diffraction facility provides general-purpose x-ray equipment for diffraction and fluorescence studies including power, high-resolution, Laue, small angle, single-chrystal diffraction, and many other services.

View the X-ray Diffraction Facility

Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC)

MRSEC develops and supports collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education in the science and engineering of nano-scale, multifunctional material structures. MRSEC maintains a number of shared facilities that provide access to state-of-the-art equipment.


Professional Education

Study with renowned faculty

If you or your staff seek graduate-level professional development opportunities, Northwestern Engineering offers an array of interdisciplinary master’s degree programs at the forefront of innovation in business, engineering, management, and product design and development.

Full-Time Master’s Programs

Full-Time Master’s Programs

Our programs are tailored to fit the constant changes of today’s work and research environments, leaving you poised to make a lasting impact, at work and in the broader world. Students may also choose to pursue a minor or certificate to enhance their credentials and marketability.

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Part-Time Master's Programs

Part-Time Master's Programs

These flexible, part-time graduate programs, designed for working professionals, take into account your scheduling needs and provide you with skills you can immediately apply to help advance your career.

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Sponsor a Capstone Design Project

Work with our next-generation engineers to innovate solutions to your business challenges

Many Northwestern Engineering departments are interested in utilizing problems from industry for their capstone projects. Upper-class and masters level student teams, under the guidance of a faculty member, will engage with your company, develop a creative solution, and present it to you. Contact Corporate Engagement to discuss capstone sponsorship opportunities.

Contact Corporate Engagement

Contact Corporate Engagement

Start your collaboration today

The Office of Corporate Engagement provides centralized support for the business community to partner with Northwestern University. Contact Jim Bray to discuss corporate engagement opportunities with Northwestern Engineering or the University at large.

Jim Bray

Jim Bray
Director, Corporate Engagement
Phone: 847.491.3371
Email Jim Bray

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