Academic partnerships and external innovation

We believe that good ideas come from all over and recognize the extraordinary scientific innovation in the academic ecosystem. Our Academic Partnerships and External Innovation team works with academic institutions around the globe to forge collaborations that complement our internal research efforts, drive scientific understanding forward and bring us closer to life-changing discoveries.

We aim to be the partner of choice for like-minded academic institutions interested in early discovery and innovation. From scientific search and evaluation to business guidance and transactional support, our team enables external partnerships and supports the full continuum of our collaborative agreements. Our collaborators have access to NIBR’s state-of-the-art biomedical research facilities as well as our talented teams of drug hunters and translational medicine experts.

Through our ever-expanding global academic network, we are exploring cutting-edge research in all of our therapeutic areas and enabling technologies.

NIBR Global Scholars Program

We seek to advance science through our Global Scholars Program. This program matches innovative thinkers from select academic institutions with NIBR scientists to explore new and exciting research directions toward finding transformative medicines.

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Learn with leading innovators

We value the importance of lifelong learning and our culture is one of ongoing exploration and curiosity. Our earliest STEM programs for middle and high school students take place in the on-site Community Exploration & Learning Lab (CELL) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Working alongside our scientists, students have the opportunity to conduct scientific experiments in an authentic biomedical research lab.  As students continue along their educational path, we support their aspirations through our Scientific Summer Scholars internship program and our Postdoctoral Fellowships. Grow your scientific knowledge and capabilities in one of our research training programs.

Strengthening scientific connectivity

Our sponsorship initiatives promote the advancement of science through connecting leading experts via professional societies, conferences and events. We are dedicated to building strong relationships in the biomedical research ecosystem and contributing to the local communities where our associates live and work.

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