RTI uses cookies to offer you the best experience online. By clicking “accept” on this website, you opt in and you agree to the use of cookies. If you would like to know more about how RTI uses cookies and how to manage them please view our Privacy Policy here. You can “opt out” or change your mind by visiting: http://optout.aboutads.info/. Click “accept” to agree.

Universities and Research Institutions

As the cornerstone tenant of Research Triangle Park—which serves as a research/technology model for other regions—we have a long record of collaborating with research universities and institutions. We extend our capabilities through collaborative project work with faculty, scholars, staff, and students to better serve our clients and contribute to scientific scholarship.

We routinely partner with leading academic institutions across the United States and around the world through programs such as the RTI University Scholars Program, which provides support for distinguished academic researchers to spend scholarly leave time at RTI International to actively collaborate with our experts. 

The University Collaboration Office was established in 2014 to promote awareness of RTI’s services and capabilities on university campuses and facilitate connections and relationships that improve the human condition. Today, its focus is on leveraging university collaborations to advance RTI's growth in impact, scientific stature, innovation, and financial strength. Other responsibilities include administering bilateral and multilateral partnerships, such as the $5M+ Forethought Research Collaboration Challenge.

Foresight logo
Foresight logo

Forethought: The RTI $5M+ Research Collaboration Challenge

RTI is committed to stimulating and supporting visionary, impactful research collaboration among RTI and area universities.  Through, Forethought: The RTI $5M+ Research Collaboration, we will invest in our collective future by expanding existing partnerships and forging new ones that leverage existing resources and optimize knowledge-based growth.

Get in touch with the UCO team

Are you interested in more information about the UCO or working with one of our partnering universities?

Email our team