Our Services

The George Washington University is home to a large network of researchers, faculty and staff working to advance knowledge and address the challenges of the day. The Office for Industry and Corporate Research (OICR), within the Office of the Vice President for Research, seeks, identifies and tracks opportunities to foster strategic collaborations with industry and corporate partners. These mutually beneficial partnerships leverage the strengths of industry and academia towards a common goal, translate discoveries into real world impact and further the strategic missions of both organizations.
Let us connect you to the expertise, technologies and resources that advance your project and business.

One-Stop Shop

Our office and the offices of Technology Commercialization and Innovation and Entrepreneurship are under the umbrella of the Office of Vice President for Research.

Collectively, our offices have more than 90 years of industry expertise and serve as a single point of service. We have formed enduring relationships with our industry collaborators reaping positive results for both. Our services are broad and include:

Industry Led Research       

  • Develop letters of intent (LOI), memorandums of understanding (MOU), and contracts to support research led by industry and research created at GW
  • Identify appropriate researchers to work with industry partners
  • Serve as the point of contact between GW researchers and industry partners

Collaborative Research Agreements

  • Joint pursuit of research opportunities funded by government agencies
  • Joint pursuit of research with national labs

Workforce Development

  • Develop executive education and training programs for corporate entities
  • Develop internship programs and researcher exchange programs

SBIR/STTR Opportunities

  • Arrange and negotiate all SBIR/STTR initiatives between GW and industry partners

International Research

  • Arrange meetings/relationships with international organizations and foreign entities
  • Arrange international research collaborations

Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization

  • Coordinate IP and technology commercialization efforts between industry and GW

Shared Equipment Use

  • GW has world class research facilities and equipment that can be shared with our industry partners and our office coordinates the use of this equipment.
  • We have created novel equipment collaborations with our industry partners and assist industry in improving product offerings.

Industry Showcases

  • Help strengthen corporate brand and name recognition among GW researchers, faculty and students by hosting industry events
  • Host speaker series and vendor fairs to showcase industry research and latest equipment developments