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The Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) is industry’s most comprehensive portal  to MIT, enabling companies worldwide to harness MIT resources to address current challenges and to anticipate future needs.


ENGAGE AND INNOVATE

Scientific discovery and industry application have been part of MIT’s innovation engine since 1861. Its varied collaborations have yielded such breakthroughs as radar, the World Wide Web, the internet of things, nanoscale applications, machine learning, and the human genome.  The Institute has played an industry-defining role in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, energy, automobiles, 3-D printing, and space exploration.

Today, more than 800 of the world’s leading companies collaborate with MIT researchers. Working together, MIT and industry bring knowledge to bear on the world’s great challenges.

ILP MEMBERS BUILD VALUABLE RELATIONSHIPS TO:

 
  • Monitor emerging, potentially disruptive technologies
  • Discover new technologies to strengthen existing businesses
  • Validate or invalidate key investment decisions and new product development decisions
  • Solve technical problems
  • Identify new industry partners
  • Use faculty for advice
  • Leverage innovation from MIT-connected startups
  • Participate in setting new industry standards
  • Train employees
  • Recruit new employees

 

MIT CORPORATE RELATIONS

MIT Corporate Relations, the organizational parent of the Industrial Liaison Program at MIT, can be instrumental in providing connections to MIT faculty, departments, labs, and centers. It serves companies across the globe and is organized both geographically and by industry. In addition to corporate partners, MIT Corporate Relations also helps regional governmental organizations who look to the unique, entrepreneurial MIT/Cambridge environment as they begin to develop their own regional innovation eco-systems.

 

MIT STARTUP EXCHANGE

MIT Startup Exchange and the ILP are integrated programs of MIT Corporate Relations.  MIT Startup Exchange actively promotes collaboration and partnerships between MIT-connected startups and industry, principally ILP members.

 

For more information on membership, email:  mailto:ocr-webinfo@mit.edu