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Industry Partnerships

Through research and partnerships with the Whiting School of Engineering, companies can gain access to our world-class faculty and facilities, highly qualified students, and continuing education and training programs. Here are some ways your company can get involved:

  • Sponsored research connects corporations with the Whiting School of Engineering’s world-class facilities, faculty, and students to tackle real-world industry problems. Search our Faculty and Research Directory to find an expert working in your area of interest.

    To learn more about opportunities to partner with the school on sponsored research projects, visit the Whiting School’s Commercial and Government Programs Office website or contact Larry Nagahara, associate dean for research, or Seth Zonies, director of business development for the Whiting School.

  • Industry-sponsored student design is a hallmark of a Johns Hopkins Engineering education in the departments of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.

    Sponsoring a student design project gives your company or organization access to our outstanding students who excel at solving problems and developing technical solutions and innovative approaches. For more information, please contact:

    Mechanical Engineering Senior Design
    Nathan Scott, Senior Design Instructor
    Biomedical Engineering Design Teams
    Nicole Brittain, Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design
  • The WSE Industry Affiliates Program is designed to support the mutual needs of business, industry, and academia and offers a range of benefits to corporate members including access to Johns Hopkins faculty and students and first negotiation for intellectual property. The Office of Industrial Initiatives will work with your company to create a benefits package that suits your specific needs.


    For information, contact:

    Tim Richardson
    Corporate and Foundation Relations


    Benefits Offered to Industrial Affiliates May Include:
    • Access to the most current research on topics of the affiliate’s choosing
    • Access to Johns Hopkins faculty and students
    • Advance notice of inventions
    • Rights of first negotiation for intellectual property
    • Opportunities to view resumes and interview pre-screened, qualified students for employment and internships
    Existing Industrial Affiliates Programs at WSE
  • Being a premier research university, Johns Hopkins offers an array of partnering opportunities for industry looking to work with academia through:

    • Technology Development
    • In-Licensing
    • Sponsored Research
    • Core Facilities
    • Key Opinion Leaders-Faculty Consultancies
    • Drug Discovery and Translational Centers
    • Strategic Co-Research Alliances

    To learn more, visit the Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures website.

  • Internships provide employers with a way to find and train future employees while giving undergraduates a chance to explore career options and gain skills and experience. Visit the Johns Hopkins University Life Design Lab website for more information.

  • Your organization’s continued ability to compete—even survive—depends on preparing your engineers and applied scientists to innovate. Our Engineering for Professionals program supports your need to maintain an expert workforce.

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