Partnering with ALERT

ALERT has five levels of membership, all Industrial Partners enjoy:

  • Facilitation of joint proposal opportunities
  • Facilitation of the development of sponsored (proprietary) research contracts
  • Preferential access to students associated with ALERT and its Affiliates, including undergraduate and graduate coop assignments, internships and fellowships
  • Industrial Advisory Board Membership – The Board consists of representatives of each Industrial Partner in good standing. The Industrial Advisory Board provides review and counsel on research, education, and/or infrastructure development projects carried out by ALERT and its Affiliates.

Breakdown of Levels of Membership:

Partner Level

Annual Investment (1)

Benefits in addition to those described above

Strategic Industrial Partner




Choice of any combination of selections (including multiples of a selection) from Industrial Partner Membership Options totaling $90K


Corporate Industrial Partner


$50, 000


Choice of any combination of selections (including multiples of a selection)from Industrial Partner Membership Options totaling  $40K


Associate Industrial Partner(2)




Choice of any combination of selections (including multiples of  a selection) from Industrial Partner Membership Options totaling $15K


Small Business Industrial Partner(3)


$10, 000


Choice of any selection from Industrial Partner Membership Options totaling $5K


In-Kind Industrial Partner






(1)    Or equivalent as determined by the ALERT Director
(2)    Annual Sales more than $25 million
(3)    Annual Sales less than $25 million

Becoming a Member

If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact a member of our Industrial Team, John Beaty – Director of Technology Programs, or Emel Bulat – Industrial and Government Liaison Officer.

leverage your investment

ALERT’s customizable membership allows companies to invest in the center in a way that benefits the most. Memberships are renewed yearly, allowing partners to realign funds to correspond with developing corporate projects.

Innovation Fast Track

EXCLUSIVE TO CENTER MEMBERS: Log in to explore your Innovation Fast Track, an online portal that gives you one-stop access to center researchers, funding opportunities, exclusive events and more.

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Student Central

Students, get connected with Industry Partners, find out about research and volunteer opportunities within ALERT, or get advice on how to best showcase your work at Student Central.

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The Partnership

ALERT is led by Northeastern University (NEU) and includes three key academic strategic partners: Boston University, Purdue University, and University of Rhode Island (URI).

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