Major Research

UMass is a major research institution, the third largest in Massachusetts behind Harvard and MIT, boasting $320 million in sponsored annual research conducted by our faculty and staff, and distributed regionally across the five campuses, making UMass a world-class center for vital research in fields such as: nanotechnology, gene silencing, bioinformatics, remote sensing, green chemistry, vaccine development and renewable energy.

A Major Force in Research, Development and Innovation

  • Office of Commercial Ventures and Intellectual Property - generates over $26M in annual license income, ranking UMass in top 15 United States universities
  • Mass Technology Transfer Center - promotes tech transfer from public and private universities to Massachusetts companies
  • High Tech Incubators - located in Lowell and Fall River, housing more than a dozen companies, with several successful spin-offs (e.g., Konarka), plans for New Bedford and Springfield
  • Corporate Partnerships - R&D and license agreements with companies ranging from Biogen and Sepracor to Natick Labs and Raytheon

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