For Corporations

The Office of Industry and Corporate Research (OICR) serves as the gateway to GW innovation and expertise, connecting industry and corporations to the wealth of innovative research conducted at GW.

Our Mission

Our mission is to build a mutually beneficial relationship between our industry partners and GW.  We understand exactly what a company desires from a relationship with academia. We are seasoned executives who have begun start-ups, launched major research initiatives, taken companies public and run multi-million dollar organizations. Our role is to facilitate seamless collaborations by identifying and matching GW's strengths to the strategic needs and goals of each company.

Working with Corporations 

Since 2012, we have formed collaborations with over thirty companies to support our research initiatives from funding research, jointly teaming on research grants, showcasing equipment, fulfilling equipment sales needs, commercializing technology and supporting our Centers & Institutes. Given our unique geographic position in the heart of our nation’s capital, GW's strength in policy related areas will provide you support and guidance as you navigate through various government agencies.

We listen to your needs and craft innovative solutions by working together.

Under the umbrella of the Office of Vice President Research, we offer convenience to our industry partners. In addition to our office, the Technology Commercialization Office handles intellectual property concerns and the Office of Entrepreneurship works with GW researchers to commercialize technology from GW. Collectively, we work with national and international research collaborations.

GW Expert Finder

GW has a very comprehensive university-wide information repository showcasing our faculty and researchers, their research, scholarship and expertise. They advance human knowledge in ways that open new lines of intellectual inquiry that can have profound and significant effects on society. We invite you to search and discover more about our researchers and scholars across all disciplines.

Contact us. We will help you identify the researcher(s) and skillsets you will want to work with and then act as your conduit to the GW research community. We will coordinate an introductory meeting for you and continue to be available to you for support, project management and ultimately, success.