Center for Bioengineering Innovation
Northern Arizona University is committed to scientific discovery
The mission of the Center for Bioengineering Innovation is to build Northern Arizona University’s capacity to produce nationally recognized basic science discoveries in the area of bioengineering; to transform these discoveries into applications that improve lives and foster economic growth in Arizona and beyond; and to provide cutting-edge training in bioengineering research for undergraduates, graduate students, and post-doctoral scholars who will join the biotechnology workforce. By providing leadership, collaboration, mentoring and infrastructure, the Center will accelerate NAU’s progress toward these goals.
Technology transfer & partnerships between NAU and various industries
Because bioengineering is pivotal for technology transfer, the Center impacts economic development in the region and state by increasing NAU’s capacity for intellectual property development. By growing the research enterprise in bioengineering and increasing opportunities to engage in the discovery and application of new knowledge, the Center expands technology transfer activities at NAU, from intellectual property disclosures to start-up companies. The NAU Foundation, the Vice President for Research, and the Dean of CEFNS are working with Center personnel to identify industrial partnerships and potential investors in Center technologies and commercialization.