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Industry Partnership

Who can be a SENTRY industry partner?

U.S.-based* companies or organizations that align with the SENTRY mission of protecting soft targets and crowded places and advance the SENTRY mission of developing a Virtual SENTRY Framework. We welcome a wide variety of organizations from small start-ups to industry leaders.

Why should my company become a partner?

There are many reasons why a company may choose to become a partner.

How do I become a partner?

Please contact our Industry Liaison, Desiree Linson at

I have an existing project that I would like the center to research, can I request specific work?

Funds can only be directed toward non-proprietary research. If you have a non-proprietary research project that is a specifically defined product or service deliverable to your organization, the Industry Liaison will develop a separate agreement to support this work.

How is intellectual property that derives from core research handled?

All patents, copyrights, trade secrets, and trademarks that result from core (non-proprietary) projects belong to Northeastern University and/or other institutions that are partnered with SENTRY.  

Is there a fee for becoming a partner?

Industry Partners are invaluable in transitioning technology, advancing the SENTRY research mission, and contributing financially to our research through donations.


If you have a question not answered here, or are interested in partnering with SENTRY, please contact our Industry Partnership Liaison, Desiree Linson at