UMass Innovation Institute (UMII)

The UMass Innovation Institute's (UMII) aim is simple: to ensure that UMass Amherst discoveries and technologies move forward into society. UMII is an important channel at Massachusetts’ flagship public research university for industry-sponsored basic and applied research, collaborative partnerships, and technology translation to industry.

  • Your Open Door to UMass Amherst - As the single point of entry for the largest public research university campus in Massachusetts, we can find what you need quickly and get you lined up with the right people.
  • Bridging Research to Development - UMII can facilitate academic-industry projects that go beyond fundamental research. We’re a bridge between UMass basic research and downstream technology development work in your organization.
  • Meeting Your Needs - UMII was created to be responsive, agile, flexible and timely. We work hard to eliminate red tape, conflicts and delays. We listen, work with you, and deliver value with business processes that meet your needs.
  • Reducing Risk - The UMass Innovation Institute provides reliable security, confidentiality and regulatory compliance.

Mission and Vision

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Our vision is for UMII to impact regional and national economic growth by ensuring that knowledge and technology developed at UMass are rapidly and broadly disseminated to advance the nation’s social and economic interests.