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Partnerships in the national capital region

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Partner with us to build talent and drive innovation at the intersection of security and high-tech.

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Let’s co-design programs tailored to your needs.

Bring us your challenges, questions, and ideas. We’re ready to help.

Fill your talent gaps and develop your employees

  • Co-design degrees, courses, or workshops to help your employees develop the skills they need.
  • Connect with top-caliber students for co-ops and placements in your organization.
  • Get help finding the right employees from our pool of highly trained graduates. 

Drive innovation

  • Level-up your in-house innovation teams by partnering with our faculty experts in both research and entrepreneurship.
  • Leverage our flexible IP policies and move your ideas into market more quickly.
  • Access cutting-edge technologies, facilities, and laboratories across our global university system.

Take your startup to a new level

  • Take courses to sharpen your entrepreneurship skills.
  • Apply for founder residencies to take your startup to the next level.
  • Access our global network of founders, investors, mentors, and employer partners.

How our partnerships create results

Raytheon Technologies

Advancing research, filling talent pipelines

Raytheon Technologies has a decades-long history of partnering with Northeastern. Headquartered in Arlington, the defense and aerospace giant collaborates closely with our faculty, identifying and solving challenging problems while leveraging expertise from our multidisciplinary research institutes and centers.

Together, we also help build and fill Raytheon’s talent pipeline. Each year, the company hires students into six-month, full-time co-ops and recruits our talented graduates into the workforce. 

Amazon web services

Launching STEM careers

Amazon Web Services, a global company in the NCR, has created a fall application pathway into its summer co-ops in software development for all students enrolled at Northeastern campuses that offer the Align master’s degree program in computer science, including Arlington. To exceptional co-op performers, AWS provides tuition reimbursement and a stipend until they graduate—plus a job. 

The Align program is for college graduates with no background in programming. Students move through the fundamentals to master’s level coursework. Hiring managers say they prize graduates’s technical skills and diversity of thought and perspective. 

New england marine monitoring

Turbocharging early-stage companies 

Startups can access Northeastern’s wealth of entrepreneurship expertise, mentors, and funders. By tapping into these resources, New England Marine Monitoring modernized its fisheries video-monitoring technology. 

Faculty experts in machine vision-based AI offered technical guidance. NEMM won space, funding, and advising with a Founder Residency at Northeastern’s Roux Institute in Portland, Maine, then brought a Roux graduate student in computer science aboard full time, on co-op. She developed tools that make it easier for NEMM’s team to visualize and interpret data for their customers. 

National Guard

Customizing programs for government teams

Northeastern designs programs, workshops, and seminars for the U.S. armed forces, federal agencies, and other organizations eager to maintain a competitive edge. The Kostas Research Institute, in conjunction with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory, hosted a training designed for National Guard servicemembers and their interagency partners in the emergency management and homeland security fields.

National Guard members and federal-level emergency response managers toured the facilities and learned about new technologies and techniques in the homeland protection, emergency management, space, cyber, and innovation domains. 


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