Partnerships between academia and industry can be beneficial to everyone. Research expertise gets directed to contemporary needs, resulting in real world discoveries, solutions, and technology transfer.


Center for UMass-lndustry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP)

Center for UMass-lndustry Research on Polymers (CUMIRP): established in 1980, this is the longest-running NSF-established Industry/University Cooperative Research Center.

Food Science Strategic Research Alliance (SRA)

Food Science Strategic Research Alliance (SRA): offers industry partners close collaboration with faculty, the latest research results, and access to Food Processing Pilot Plant.


UMass Innovation Institute (UMII)

UMass Innovation Institute (UMII) promotes and coordinates industry collaboration of all types with our faculty in all departments at the university, and we administer industry sponsored research activities on our campus. We work regionally and statewide on technology-based economic development with industry partners, the state, and non-profit organizations, where UMass Amherst can provide science and technology content for innovation and growth in the private sector.

Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS)

Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS) works in close collaboration with industry partners to combine the best in academic innovation with an industry-like focus on delivering commercially significant product candidates, services, and technologies over a defined timeline. IALS is product-focused, interdisciplinary, collaborative, outward-looking, and entrepreneurial. IALS is the catalyst for applied life science programs on campus, and seeks to collaborate with partners in healthcare/precision manufacturing/IT industries, disease-related foundations, government agencies.