The Award Lifecycle

Industry Connection

NIU is proud to be a member of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership, an organization which was established to further understanding between commercial entities and academic institutions, and to increase awareness regarding their differing perspectives. It is our goal to enter into mutually beneficial agreements with industry partners in order to further both of our respective missions. We have developed a summary of NIU’s General Principles (PDF) in order to facilitate building such agreements.

Together, NIU and its industry partners inspire and innovate, and we invite you to be part of this effort. The Office of Sponsored Projects' Contracts and Industry Relations (CIR) Coordinator will assist you in identifying and accessing resources at NIU to enhance your company's potential.  NIU offers a variety of opportunities to suit your needs, including sponsored research, technology licensing, facility usage, and strategic giving.  Please contact our CIR Coordinator to learn more about the NIU advantage.