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Industrial Partnerships

The Wyss Institute actively explores opportunities to develop close alliances with industry that may define new research directions and drive technology innovation. As global competition increases, the Wyss offers access to world-renowned researchers and clinicians collaborating in high-risk research at the same location, while our industrial partners help us to identify the highest value commercial applications. Our work spans multiple disciplines relevant to bioinspired material and device development, including programmable self assembly, biomimetic materials, directed evolution, and BioMEMS among others, which potentially minimizes capital investment and reduces technology risk for corporate partners in this new emerging area. To learn more, go to Industrial Partnerships.

Wyss Institute Director's Cross-Platform Challenges

The Wyss Institute Director seeks to launch new cross-platform collaborations at the Institute by providing funds for projects combining efforts and technical innovations from two or more existing Enabling Technology Platforms with the goal of birthing a new wave of bioinspired technologies. He also seeks to advance the Wyss Institute model of empowering individual scientists and engineers who look to translate their vision-inspired research into practical solutions to real-world problems through cross-platform collaborations. To advance these goals, the Director’s office is offering two types of competitive awards to our community, Cross-Platform Grants and Cross-Platform Fellowships. To learn more, go to Wyss Institute Director’s Cross-Platform Challenges.

Positions at the Wyss Institute

The Institute is undergoing a rapid growth and we are currently seeking to hire new research staff for our Advanced Technology Team and Enabling Technology Platforms as well as additional members for our administrative team. The Wyss Institute also provides unique experiences in bioinspired engineering research and technology development for undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows, as well as clinicians from our collaborating institutions. To see current openings and learn more, go to Positions at the Wyss.

We've won a Webby Award!

Wyss Institute is proud to announce our win in the 2012
Webby Awards in the Science category.