Initial discussions between ILP members and MIT faculty often lead to significant sponsorship of research. At this stage, your interactions at MIT become much more frequent and complex, often involving multi-disciplinary teams. The ILP can advise you on reaching consensus with principal investigators on the specific area of research interest, aid in assembling the project team, serve as a central point of contact and coordination, and act as a catalyst for progress.
At any given time, about 1/3 of ILP members are actively sponsoring research at MIT. The ILP has been instrumental in launching many successful MIT collaborations with industry leaders such as BP, British Telecom, Du Pont, Eni, Microsoft, Novartis, Quanta Computer, Tata Chemical.
The ILP is committed to fostering strong, productive collaborations that achieve results and generate value for MIT and for our industry partners.