Work With Us

As a part of Illinois' College of Engineering, we have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment and computing resources that we can utilize for our research. And we are here to help you bridge the gap between basic research and the marketplace.  

Our researchers at the Applied Research Institute provide rapid, cost-effective solutions to government, industrial, and academic partners. These solutions result from collaboration on open, proprietary, or classified projects. 

Contract Research Funded by Customers

If you're looking for research on a specific issue, we will work with you to understand your needs, form the right team of researchers, and develop a strategy to solve your problems. Our professional research staff is flexible and responsive, so if a change in strategy is required mid-project, we're ready and able to do so. 

Collaborative BAA and RFPs Funded by Third Party

We also can partner with you to jointly propose projects that are funded by a third-party. These partnerships are most successful when our technical expertise and capabilities compliment your expertise. This allows you to seek research you normally would not be able to on your own.  

We have partnered with businesses of all size, from new startups to large multinational corporations, with National Labs and with academic researchers. We have also jointly applied for funding through a wide range of funding sources. 

For more information on any research model, please contact appliedresearch@illinois.edu or contact a specific researcher from our staff pages.