Introducing the future of 21st century problem solving

Solving today’s interconnected challenges requires more than any one individual, discipline, or even organization. It requires diverse clusters of interdisciplinary expertise and experience, each focused on a global problem and its contexts and perspectives. We call these clusters Impact Engines.

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Impact Engines

iSUPER

iSUPER

Healthier Air and People: Intelligent Solutions to Urban Pollution for Equity and Resilience

HEA(RT)

HEA(RT)

Healthcare Enabled by AI in Real Time

ADA

ADA

Advanced Design Augmentation (ADA) Through AI for Socially-Aware Product Design

C2P

C2P

Cradle-to-Prison Pipeline

CBH

CBH

Cognitive and Brain Health

C2C

C2C

Community to Community: Policy Equity for All

BookNet

BookNet

Helping Overlooked Stories Succeed

EZD

EZD

Equitable Zoning by Design

THE IMPACT ENGINES ANNUAL REPORT

We are thrilled to invite you to read the inaugural Annual Report of Northeastern University’s new Impact Engines. In their short time, as classes and traditional research carried on, a movement emerged to accelerate discovery by testing new ideas out in the field first. Read on about how, outside the limitations of traditional funding, Impact Engine collaborations are taking global problem-solving to new heights, starting in our communities.  

WHAT ARE IMPACT ENGINES?

Impact Engines galvanize and organize interdisciplinary learning, research, and partnerships around solving a challenge or set of challenges, with the goal of maximum impact. Impact Engines span disciplines, colleges, campuses, and industry sectors, connecting diverse communities of problem-solvers around creating measurable change. They are a key pillar of the university’s new academic plan and a means for Northeastern to claim leadership as an institution with a broad societal impact.

PROPOSE AN IMPACT ENGINE

There is no one-size-fits-all model for what constitutes an Impact Engine. The Office of the Provost welcomes you to submit a proposal for funding and resources to launch, develop, or scale your ideas. Proposals across a spectrum of size, scope, and activity will be considered and reviewed on a rolling basis.

NOT SURE WHERE TO BEGIN?

Schedule an appointment with the Vice Provost of Global Impact to learn more