Northeastern University’s Center for Research Innovation (CRI) is an impact driven initiative bridging the gap between laboratory research and need-based solutions. The CRI serves as the University-wide portal between industry and leading-edge innovations from Northeastern’s use-inspired research portfolio. In addition to housing the University’s technology transfer operation, the CRI is the home of the Research, Innovation & Scholarship Expo (RISE), the largest event of its kind in the country. RISE showcases over 400 innovations and ventures to over 2000 attendees in addition to virtual attendees from all over the world.