Corporate Partnership Program
Under its Corporate Partnership Program, the Global Resilience Institute (GRI) seeks collaborators who share our commitment to bolster individual, community, and societal resilience by developing and deploying new tools, applications, and solutions. The program was founded to grow a network of industry leaders, public officials, and researchers to work together to rapidly scale resilience solutions within and across systems, regions and countries. GRI and its corporate and university partners share a commitment to forge new relationships that will advance resilience best practices around the world.
For more information, please browse the sections below or get in touch.
Director for Research / Chief Innovation Officer
- GRI seeks private sector partners who will work on resilience-building efforts per the Corporate Partner Commitments
- Partners gain unique access to GRI’s specialized network of resilience researchers and practitioners from around the globe
- Multiple levels for private-sector engagement are available – Please reach out for further details
A Corporate Partner Commitment formalizes our corporate partnerships. The Commitments are voluntary pledges to advance resilience through research and practice:
- Embed resilience in your business practices at the enterprise, community, and product/project levels
- Seek out, develop, and apply state-of-the-art resilience expertise
- Champion the business case for resilience
- Support and collaborate with GRI and its affiliates to overcome resilience barriers and implement solutions at scale
Companies interested in formalizing their willingness to embrace these commitments should please reach out for further details
Q: Why was GRI established as the first university-wide research institute dedicated to informing and advancing resilience?
A: In 2016, the Board of Trustees at Northeastern University approved the launch of the Global Resilience Institute (GRI), underwritten with a significant internal investment. GRI has over 20 full-time staff; nearly 90 faculty affiliates from all 9 of Northeastern’s colleges including the College of Engineering, College of Computer and Information Science, Business School, Law School, and College of Social Sciences and Humanities; and 18 eminent practitioners who serve as distinguished senior fellows. In March 2018, the institute launched the Global Resilience Research Network (GRRN) with the participation of 20 universities and research institutes from 14 countries around the world. This collaborative research and educational community shares a common commitment to work in close partnership with industry and public entities in developing and deploying practical tools, applications, and skills that bolster the resilience of individuals, communities, critical systems and networks, and societies. GRI is a major initiative under the Office of the Provost in support of the university’s 2025 strategic plan.
Q: What kind of resilience does GRI focus on?
A: GRI supports research and educational efforts that advance individual, community and systems/network resilience. These interdisciplinary efforts harness the expertise of top scholars in network science, health sciences, coastal and urban sustainability, engineering, cyber-security and privacy, social and behavioral sciences, public policy, urban affairs, business, law, game design, architecture, and geospatial analysis.
Q: What are the benefits of this program?
A: GRI’s Corporate Partners have access to applied research that supports the development and commercial deployment of new resilient tools, applications and solutions. They may also be afforded opportunities for independent testing and evaluation of their cutting-edge resilience products. Select corporate partners may be invited to showcase their resilience best practices in conferences, workshops, and in other resilience-building outreach efforts to include membership in an online global community – “Lynx-Net.”