Partnering for Good

At Johns Hopkins Engineering, we partner with organizations that share our passion for advancing technology, improving human health, and building a more resilient world.

There are two primary ways for industry partners to leverage the resources, talent, and spirit of discovery at Hopkins Engineering: sponsored research and student design projects.

Sponsored and Collaborative Research

With more than 200 faculty members, 22 research centers, and a global network, Hopkins Engineering is an ideal partner for R&D, talent development, or entrepreneurial ventures.

Mutually beneficial research collaboration and sponsorship examples might include:

  • Research and exploratory development
  • Clinical trials
  • Individual sponsored projects
  • Master research agreements
  • Doctoral or postdoctoral fellowships
  • Technology licensing
  • Research awards

Student Design Projects

Industry-sponsored student design is a hallmark of the Hopkins Engineering experience. Real-world business challenges fuel the discovery process for aspiring engineers, and lead to successful, implementable solutions for our partners.

Challenge, Presented.

As a student design or senior capstone project sponsor, you will present your student team with a design challenge and:

  • Funding for supplies and materials
  • Access to resources
  • Technical point of contact(s)

Students put engineering theory into practice, while gaining valuable professional skills such as communication, budgeting, and time management. Client interaction is part of that, so expect regular progress reports from your team.

Problem, Solved.

At our annual Design Day, we showcase the ingenuity, innovation, and skill our student teams bring to their industry clients. Recent work included:

  • Developed a test rig for Stanley Black & Decker that allows snowblowers to be tested, objectively, without snow
  • Added vision systems to forklifts to augment driver awareness for Blind Industries & Services of Maryland
  • Designed a custom camera stabilization testing system for Bosch Security Systems
  • Tested autonomous decoy vehicles for the Army Research Lab

Interested in enlisting a student team? Contact either our Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering department for details.

Supporting Scientific Discovery

Learn more about supporting Hopkins Engineering in its pursuit of creating a more resilient world.

Student Design and Capstone Projects

Engineering students put their Hopkins education into action to solve real-world business challenges for industry partners. What can our project teams help you tackle?

Research and Development

Leverage the resources and talent of a renowned research institution to explore and expand your capabilities.

Other Ways to Support Research

Industry partners can support groundbreaking research—and the students and faculty members immersed in it -- in many other ways from mentoring and in-kind gifts to investing in start-ups born at JHU.

Challenges at the frontiers of future infrastructure will require engineering innovation in order for society to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

A headshot of Lori Graham Brady wearing a purple top. Lori Graham-Brady, Chair, Department of Civil and Systems Engineering

Why Partner With Hopkins Engineering?

Johns Hopkins was the first research institution in the United States and we continue to create knowledge, discover solutions, and change the world. Here are some reasons to join us.

  • #1recipient in federal research funding

  • 2,000+inventions born at JHU

  • 22+research centers on campus

  • Groups of students working on different workstations, focusing on a group of three students.

    $193Mannual research expenditures

Explore Research Partnership Opportunities

Our corporate partnerships team is excited to speak with you about the many research opportunities with Hopkins Engineering and beyond.

Want to explore the possibilities of a research partnership? Contact the Associate Dean for Research, Larry Nagahara.