Employers & Partners
The Office of Corporate Partnerships at WPI organizes and delivers an array of services that cater to the needs of business partners. Through a holistic model and approach, our goal is to help businesses solve issues related to workforce and talent development, research, and product development, and to impact their social responsibility programs through philanthropic engagement. Blending these three core elements of university partnership strategies yields greater depth and breadth to organizational partnerships and increases visibility on campus with faculty and students.
Strategic partnerships are built with us, growing partners dive deeper with us, and new partners explore opportunities with us. The corporate partnerships office is driven to support the success of our students and faculty while creating value for our external partners.
Recruiting & Workforce Development
WPI alumni can be found across the globe as highly skilled STEM and business professionals, inspired humanist engineers, and impactful leaders of industry. Our alumni are highly knowledgeable, work effectively in teams, think creatively, understand their chosen fields, and are ready to make an impact on day one. Learn how to Recruit Talent at help.wiesnercentre.com/+hireWPI.
Sponsor a Student Project
Our distinct project-based approach to education transforms our students into highly skilled, team-oriented, globally aware problem solvers, who are ready to dive right into your workplace and produce tangible results. Learn how to sponsor a student project and engage the fresh perspective of a dedicated student team and its expert faculty advisor.
WPI’s Engineering Ambassadors program addresses the challenge companies have in recruiting diverse and talented world-class engineers. Through the ambassador program, top undergraduate students majoring in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields are professionally polished to conduct high school outreach and hands-on programs to encourage young students on behalf of your company. Learn how to sponsor an Engineering Ambassador.
Research, Technology & Innovation
Research at WPI
WPI's more than 500 full- and part-time faculty members are dedicated to using their talents, expertise, and intellectual curiosity to solve the most complex global challenges. Learn more about Research at WPI.
Core Research Facilities
WPI offers state-of-the-art research facilities and laboratories that are open to external users. Learn more to see how we can help to advance your idea. Explore our state-of-the-art campus spaces.
Office of Sponsored Programs
The Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) partners with WPI's faculty and staff throughout the life cycle of a sponsored research project. From assisting in proposal development and reviewing and submitting funding applications to negotiating and accepting awards and issuing subawards, OSP provides guidance throughout the award and interprets applicable regulatory requirements to ensure that research conducted is in compliance. Learn more about how OSP can take your project to the next level.
Office of Technology Commercialization
WPI has a long history of innovation and inventions; in fact, our percentage of patents far outpaces many other universities our size. We can connect your company with opportunities to license and deploy innovations and intellectual property held by WPI faculty and students. This allows access to the latest technology for commercial gain and to be part of a community that supports big ideas. We offer various programs and resources for every kind of entrepreneur, including opportunities to engage with innovative and entrepreneurial-minded WPI-affiliated start-ups or to coach, advise, and mentor budding entrepreneurs. Learn more about the Office of Technology Commercialization.
Community & Entrepreneurial Outreach
Government & Community Relations
The Office of Government & Community Relations works to build and maintain mutually beneficial relationships between WPI and local, state, and federal governments, as well as the local Worcester community. The office is instrumental in obtaining research funding in areas of strategic importance to WPI and also provides students with opportunities to work in and contribute to the city. Learn more about the office.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
By working to integrate entrepreneurial principles across the university curriculum, WPI supports vital pathways to new venture formations. Be it in business, social or nonprofit arenas, our students are inspired and encouraged to engage in technology-based ventures and are well-prepared to support your organization in professional practice, innovation, and civic contribution. Learn more about I&E at WPI.
Philanthropy & Gifts in Kind
WPI's University Advancement team engages with business, foundation, and corporate philanthropists in diverse ways. Whether partnering on industry-specific scholarships or coordinating gifts-in-kind, we can work together to find the best opportunity to support corporate philanthropically. For corporate philanthropy, reach out to email@example.com. For individual philanthropy, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond These Towers
"Beyond These Towers" is WPI's largest fundraising campaign yet. It's also the first such campaign to combine philanthropy and sponsored research. The theme of the campaign is a nod to the towers of WPI’s first two buildings, enduring symbols of its guiding philosophy of theory and practice. Learn more about how "Beyond These Towers" will transform WPI.