Researchers at the Mass Spectrometry core facility

Innovation & Impact


As Massachusetts' flagship public research university, UMass Amherst is proudly committed to translating cutting-edge research into real-world impact—from discoveries that advance medicine and technology to efforts to confront pressing social challenges and adapt to the effects of climate change. UMass Amherst researchers partner with government, nonprofits, and industry alike to serve the Commonwealth and improve lives.

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wafer with metalenses

UMass Amherst and industry partner EMA are accelerating development and adoption of critical emerging metalense technology in the commonwealth, with applications ranging from smart glasses to medical imaging to self-driving vehicles.

Students in graduate urban design studio with an art parklet they created in Springfield.

Faculty and students in UMass Amherst’s Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning are envisioning more beautiful, healthy, livable neighborhoods and regions through community-engaged research.

Innovation discussion at UMass

How do UMass Amherst researchers bring inventions and research discoveries to the marketplace? The university has a robust innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem to help at every step along the way.

Mount Ida campus

UMass Amherst researchers regularly collaborate with private companies large and small, such as Amazon, Bose Corporation, BMW, GOJO Industries, Eversource, BASF, Motif FoodWorks, Inc., and Saucony. Our Mount Ida Campus is a hub of research-industry collaboration and student-focused experiential learning. Here, academic programs align with high-demand areas, including health care, business, computer science, and other STEM specialties, while internships, co-ops, and practicums offer students meaningful real-world experience and industry connections. 

Researchers at the ADDFab Core Facility

The UMass Amherst Core Facilities, managed through the Institute for Applied Life Sciences (IALS), consist of 30 laboratories containing state-of-the-art instrumentation, equipment, and world-class experts available to the industry research communities and academics on campus, throughout Massachusetts, and beyond.

I Corps


The National Science Foundation (NSF) I-Corps site program at UMass Amherst provides funding and training for STEM faculty and students to elevate their research and bring cutting-edge innovations from the lab to the market.