MIT Lincoln Laboratory supports collaborative research at universities across the United States and offers opportunities for partnering with academic and not-for-profit institutions.

University Collaborations

Lincoln Laboratory collaborates on R&D with colleges and universities across a large range of topics, including quantum information sciences, cybersecurity, optical and RF systems, and bioengineering. For example, in the 2017 fiscal year, we provided more than $19.4 million to universities for collaborative R&D. Our collaborative reach is extensive, as depicted in the figure below.

Funding Per State

Figure showing funding awared to universities and colleges over the past 10 years.
The figure shows relative funding, per U.S. state, from Lincoln Laboratory to universities and colleges over the past decade. Although much of our funding to universities and colleges has been in New England, with MIT receiving the largest portion, vibrant R&D collaborations are ongoing across the nation.

Collaborations with MIT

The Laboratory's affiliation with MIT fosters collaboration. As a large interdisciplinary laboratory, we offer campus scientists a breadth of engineering expertise and the ability to prototype sensors that enable their scientific research. This synergy between basic research and engineering experience has led to innovative R&D.

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Collaboration Agreements

We are interested in entering into collaboration agreements that will advance the R&D we conduct for our mission to develop technology that is applied to national security problems. Collaborations proposed by partners must fit into the areas in which we conduct R&D, for example, quantum computing, advanced sensors, synthetic biology, cyber security, and autonomous systems. Collaboration agreements are typically funded by the partner.