Connecting MIT Faculty to Industry

MIT Corporate Relations aids and directs companies interested in multidisciplinary involvement with the Institute. Its expert staff works with MIT senior administration, faculty, and company executives to structure and define individualized alliances that mutually benefit the company and MIT.


WHY MIT FACULTY ENGAGE WITH ILP


ENHANCE RESEARCH EXPOSURE AND HELP OBTAIN RESEARCH SUPPORT

 

  • Expose your expertise, research and students to business leaders around the world.
  • Learn about industry trends, and explore new avenues for industry application of your research.
  • Participate in professionally arranged/moderated meetings on campus, at company locations, or via remote conferencing.

GAIN PUBLICITY SUPPORT THROUGH ILP COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENTS

 
  • Promote your research and industry collaboration potential to over 25,000 corporate contacts around the world.
  • Develop an MIT faculty research profile with our communications team. Profiles include photo/video shoot and  and are featured on the ILP website  and in the e-newsletter "ILP News this Week."
  • Participate as a speaker at ILP-hosted conferences and webinars, raising your profile in the corporate community and  creating new networking opportunities.

CREATE RESEARCH AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

 

  • Showcase your students to ILP member companies who are eager to optimize their success a recruiting MIT graduates, and support ongoing internship opportunities as well as job offers after graduation.

EARN DISCRETIONARY FUNDS OR DEFRAY TRAVEL EXPENSES

 

  • MIT Corporate Relations (MIT-CR) allots a fixed percentage of the gross revenue received in Industrial Liaison Program membership fees directly on a pro-rata basis to the MIT faculty and staff who participate in MIT-CR contacts or activities. This is done via a revenue sharing program using a system of points (see schedule below).
  • Faculty are credited up to a maximum of 10% of a new ILP member's initial annual fee if the company joins as a result of a faculty member’s involvement. The Director of MIT-CR determines the exact amount of the finders’ fee, based on the level of active participation.
  • When faculty inform us of their travel plans and interests, Program Directors are often able to facilitate meetings at ILP member company sites convenient to their route. For a trip to be subsidized by the MIT-CR, it must be approved in advance, and a Program Director must be involved in arranging the visit with the company.

 

REVENUE SHARING POINT (RSP) AWARD TOTALS FOR ILP ACTIVITIES FOR FY19/20

ACTIVITIES

RSPs

Meetings, Telephone, Video  

Meeting at MIT (with faculty or research staff member, per hour)

  2

Meeting at MIT (with graduate student, per hour-points assigned to advisor)

  2
   

Videoconference / visual presentation via video, per hour

  2

Telephone conversation

  1

Meetings at company (half day -- non-local)

12

Meetings at company (full day - more than 4 hours)

24

Executive research briefing/formal presentation (at MIT)

  8

Report of on or off campus meeting with ILP member company, not arranged by OCR/ILP

  2
   
OCR-Sponsored Conference Activities  

Conference/seminar presentation (more than 45 minutes)

12

Conference/seminar presentation (less than 45 minutes)

  8

Conference Poster Presenter

  6

International Conference event (organized by ILP - full day)

48
   

Documents

 

Papers: recent working paper, technical memo, or technical report (not published)

  1

Expertise and research project description updates (KnowledgeBase updates)

  1

CV with publication list

  1

 


FACULTY LIAISONS

Each Industrial Program Director (PD) maintains a portfolio of company relationships for which he/she is responsible. Generally these company portfolios are geographically diverse and focused along industry/ technology lines. PDs are responsible for understanding their companies’ interests and developing activities that link those companies with the faculty most relevant.

Each PD also serves as a liaison between the OCR and one or more Schools or Departments of the Institute. Working with the Deans, PDs provide support for development projects that are School priorities (see schedule below).

   

School of Architecture and Planning

 
  Department of Architecture
Graham Rong
  Program in Media Arts & Sciences
Steve Palmer / Daphne De Baritault
     Center for Bits and Atoms
Steve Palmer / Daphne De Baritault
  Department of Urban Studies and Planning
 
Graham Rong
     Center for Real Estate
Graham Rong

School of Engineering

 
  Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics    
Todd Glickman
  Biological Engineering
Peter Lohse
  Department of Chemical Engineering
James Gado
  Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Chuan Tang
     Center for Transportation and Logistics
 
     Age Lab
 
  Department of Materials Science and Engineering
TBD / Jewan Bae
    Materials Research Laboratory
 
  Department of Mechanical Engineering
Ron Spangler / Randall Wright / CJ Guo
  Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Klaus Schleicher

School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

David Zhu
     Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC)
 
     Global Studies and Languages
 
     Program in Science, Technology, and Society
 
  Department of Economics
 
  Humanities (all Sections)          
David Zhu
  Department of Linguistics and Philosophy
Ken Goldman
  Department of Political Science
Ken Goldman

Sloan School of Management

Eduardo Garrido/ Sofia Ikauniks
  Initiative on the Digital Economy
Greg Ornatowski/ Yuri Ramos                                               
  Center for Information Systems Research
Graham Rong
  Center for Collective Intelligence
 
  System Design and Management
 
  Industrial Performance Center
 

School of Science

 
  Department of Biology
Daniel Fischer
  Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
Peter Lohse
  Department of Chemistry
John Roberts
  Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences
JJ Laukaitis
     Center for Global Change Science
 
  Department of Mathematics
Corey Cheng
  Department of Physics
David Martin
 
     MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research
 

MIT Schwarzman College of Computing

Sheri Brodeur / Hong Fan/
     Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS)
Jose Ramos / Irina Sigalovsky
     Research Laboratory of Electronics
 
     Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems
 

Institute Initiatives

 
     Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)
Steve Palmer
     Institute for Data, Systems and Society (IDSS)    
Daphne De Baritault
     Institute for Medical Engineering & Science (IMES)
Sheryl Greenberg
        Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology
 
     MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)
James Gado
     MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative (ESI)      
Todd Glickman
     MIT Innovation Initiative (MITii)
Sheri Brodeur
     MIT.nano         
Hong Fan
       MIT Center for Quantum Engineering (MIT-CQE)
 
       Microsystems Technology Laboratories (MTL)         
 

Affiliated Institutions

 
     Broad Institute
Sheryl Greenberg
     Lincoln Laboratory
Todd Glickman
     Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Sheryl Greenberg
     Woods Hole Joint Program (WHOI)       
Todd Glickman