The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact fuels Mason's research enterprise and drives economic prosperity through transformative ideas and collaborations.
The Office of Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact (ORIEI) is responsible for supporting Mason’s research enterprise, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and driving economic growth through strategic partnerships and initiatives.
ORIEI supports Mason by:
- Ensuring research activities adhere to ethical guidelines, regulatory requirements, and institutional policies
- Helping faculty and researchers identify and secure external grants and funding to support their research projects
- Assisting in the protection of intellectual property and facilitate the transfer of technology and knowledge from the university to the private sector for commercialization
- Fostering an entrepreneurial culture by providing resources and support for those interested in launching their own ventures
- Nurturing partnerships with industry leaders, facilitating collaborations that leverage university expertise and resources to drive innovation and economic impact
- Establishing innovation hubs that provide a collaborative space for researchers, entrepreneurs, and industry professionals to work together on innovative projects