The UMass university system is ranked #36 worldwide for patents awarded.
The National Academy of Inventors ranked the UMass university system #36 among the world’s top 100 universities when it comes to patents, and #30 among American universities. UMass earned 58 patents for faculty inventions in 2016, in a variety of fields, including weight-bearing adhesives, vaccines, flame-retardant polymers, genetics research and prosthetic limbs. The university system conducts $632 million in research annually.
UMass Amherst is an integral part of this system, and most recently, the creation of the Maroon Venture Partners Fund will help fuel innovation and entrepreneurship.
“UMass Amherst, as the Commonwealth’s flagship, plays a crucial role in the state’s innovation economy,” Chancellor Kumble Subbaswamy said. “Our research in fields such as applied life sciences, advanced manufacturing, food science, big data and climate science are internationally recognized. The ingenuity and expertise of our faculty and students, as well as our alumni, provide fertile opportunities for private and university investment to jointly enrich our economic future.”