Northeastern University – A Pioneer in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

May 4, 2023 | CRI, Recognition

Northeastern University has solidified its standing in the prestigious National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Top 100 list, firmly securing its place as a distinguished institution for innovation and entrepreneurship. This highly sought-after acknowledgement, which recognizes universities that have been granted U.S. utility patents, highlights Northeastern’s unwavering dedication to advancing state-of-the-art research and fostering entrepreneurial initiatives.

“Northeastern’s belief and investment in its researchers’ inventions, as well as CRI’s expertise in patent protection, is demonstrated by our long-standing and increasing ranking on the NAI’s Top 100 list. This recognition is what Northeastern is known for as a direct result of the innovative and entrepreneurial spirit”, states CRI’s Executive Director, Jennifer Boyle-Lynch.

Northeastern’s inclusion in this prestigious list elevates its status among other peer institutions. This acknowledgement underscores the institution’s position as a trailblazer in the academic realm, owing to its unwavering commitment to offering a distinctive and rigorous academic curriculum, alongside its nationally acclaimed experiential learning program. As a result, Northeastern has garnered a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence.

The institution stands committed to supporting its research community throughout the entire research process, and the Center for Research Innovation (CRI) serves as a focal point for Northeastern researchers seeking comprehensive support for their innovative research. The CRI offers researchers at Northeastern the opportunity to focus on translating their innovative ideas into tangible outcomes, from ideation to commercialization.

Northeastern’s dedication to the pursuit of innovation and entrepreneurship is unequivocally attested by its sustained presence on the prestigious NAI Top 100 list. While the university takes great pride in this accomplishment, it remains resolutely vigilant in its pursuit of ever-higher levels of excellence, refusing to rest on its laurels.

Northeastern University has a long-standing commitment to fostering a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, and its continued recognition as a leading innovator in the academic world reinforces this ethos.

Written by Yash Wadhwa