Industry Partnership Program

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Our Purpose

Research and education are core components in the success of ASSIST. Through an ecosystem of multidisciplinary researchers, practitioners, students, and industry partners, we are advancing tomorrow’s leading-edge technologies and are bringing highly-skilled talent into the marketplace.

We work closely with industry partners to ensure our research is commercially relevant
and seek to commercialize / license technologies.

– Adam Curry, Innovation Ecosystem Director 

Core Membership Benefits

  • Preferred access to ASSIST intellectual property
  • Reduced rates on sponsored research
  • Use ASSIST production facilities
  • Directly vote on research proposals through Industry Advisory Board
  • Access to top talent for future hires
  • Mentor research projects to enhance commercial potential
  • Leverage company resources through collaborative research 
  • Discounted access to ASSIST workshops and conferences
  • Professional development and networking events

Meet your Future Workforce

Through our signature Translational Engineering Skills Program (TESP), we hold workshops to ensure our graduates go beyond the traditional curriculum. They study important skills, like patent mining, systems thinking, market research, and scientific public speaking and presentation skills. Many of our students join ASSIST to participate in our close industry relations.

Where are our Students now?

Our Success

Through successful collaboration, ASSIST has filed for a number of patents. We are proud to be building long-lasting research partnerships.

  •  62 invention disclosures
  • 26 patent applications
  • 9 patents awarded
  • spun out 8 companies
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Our Research and Applications

ASSIST develops core disruptive technologies in the areas of: energy harvesting and storage, low power wearable sensors, ultra low-power electronics, smart textiles, and engineered systems. These technologies are integrated into ASSIST’s self-powered, adaptive, multimodal sensing platforms through an iterative cycle of systems-level integration, wearability and user experience studies, clinical evaluation, and data analysis. Our adaptive and modular systems are currently targeting four high-impact use cases: cardiovascular health, asthma, diet management, and wound healing.