An applied research model that helps companies ignite innovation

All companies must innovate to stay competitive. By identifying and harnessing AI and other emerging technologies, your business will move ahead of the rest.

How your organization benefits

Our partnerships are infinitely flexible in scope and scale—and customized to serve your business goals. Work with us to plan projects and speed the translation of discoveries into transformative, market-ready solutions.

  • Collaborate with world-leading researchers and faculty members

  • Access cutting-edge technologies and facilities across Northeastern's network

  • Co-design IP policies that benefit all partners

  • Leverage Northeastern's incubator to launch products and joint ventures

Case Study

Healthcare teams add a digital member

Roux researchers Rai Winslow and Melanie Tory are collaborating with partners at MaineHealth and Maine Medical Center to show how real-time health monitoring devices are more powerful when paired with predictive algorithms and visual tools to display patient data. The partnership aims to equip caregivers with new, more efficient ways to analyze and visualize this data—from vital signs to electronic medical records—in order to predict negative health outcomes, intervene earlier, and save lives.

This collaboration promises to change the way we manage patients recovering from surgery, giving care teams the ability to predict and prevent adverse events.

Doug Sawyer

Chief Academic Officer


Case Study

The future of medicine is today’s data 

Northern Light Health, a leader in rural healthcare innovation in Maine, recognized that the patient data it collects from in-home monitoring services can be used to improve future patient care. The organization partnered with the Roux Institute—namely, researchers Rai Winslow, director of life science and medical research, and Melanie Tory, director of data visualization research—to apply this data for that purpose. Together, they aim to identify new technologies for in-home care and expand the types of medical conditions telehealth can treat. 

Our job is to understand the needs of healthcare providers and patients. We create solutions that not only gather the data that healthcare providers can use to provide timely care but also make it easy for patients to adopt and use.”

Melanie Tory

Director of Data Visualization

The Roux Institute

If you can dream it, we can help you build it.

To solve a challenge—or turn an idea into reality—contact us. Our expertise is broad, ranging from experiential AI, nanoscience, and coastal sustainability to supply chain management. We can help you develop new technologies and even launch new ventures.