Current ALERT Industrial Partners & Government Collaborators

908 Devices
908 Devices develops products ranging from rugged, handheld chemical detection tools to compact, tiny footprint analyzers and fast separation devices. These purpose-built and user-centric devices serve a range of industries including safety and security, oil & gas, life sciences and other applied markets.

American Science & Engineering, an OSI Systems Company
American Science and Engineering specializes in detection technologies that can uncover dangerous and elusive threats. AS&E’s X-ray inspection systems are used by governments and corporations around the world.

Astrophysics Inc.
Founded in 2002 by Imaging Scientist François Zayek, Astrophysics Inc. has since emerged as the industry innovator. With over 30 years experience in imaging technology, François Zayek is experienced in both the medical and security industry. François Zayek is joined by a team of PhD and field leading scientists and software developers that transform theory into cutting edge products. With a specific focus on security x-ray imaging and detection, Astrophysics delivers the best in technology. We do not just manufacture x-ray systems, we develop the security technology of tomorrow.

Guardian Centers, LLC
Guardian Centers is a disaster preparedness and tactical training center.  Guardian Centers provides custom services including complete exercise design and planning, training and certification, and full service logistics support at its state of the art flagship training campus in Perry, Georgia or at any client location throughout the world.  Guardian Centers demonstrates exceptional performance and results delivering specialized training courses and practical exercises for special skills certification and professional services training.  They are a total solutions company testing, evaluating and validating skills through training and exercise in dynamic and immersive urban terrain replicating the most realistic natural and manmade disasters.

HXI, a subsidiary of Renaissance Electronics & Communications, is a leading supplier of millimeter-wave products, including LNAs, power amplifiers, mixers, detectors, oscillators, switches, transmitters, receivers and transceivers for radars, communications systems and sensors.

John Adams Innovation Institute
The John Adams Innovation Institute is the economic development division of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative. The Innovation Institute serves as the convergence point in creating productive, collaborative partnerships between Massachusetts companies and academic research institutions to compete for business, talent and opportunities in the global marketplace.

Kiernan Group Holdings
Kiernan Group Holdings (KGH) utilizes competitive intelligence, market analysis, tailored case studies, and vast executive experience in diverse fields to provide expert insight into emerging challenges. Kiernan Group Holdings provides comprehensive access to insular markets with an insightful understanding of existing wants and needs for federal, defense, intelligence and law enforcement communities.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a premier research and development institution for science and technology applied to national security. They are responsible for ensuring that the nation’s nuclear weapons remain safe, secure, and reliable. LLNL also applies its expertise to prevent the spread and use of weapons of mass destruction and strengthen homeland security.

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is one of the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) ten national laboratories, managed by DOE’s Office of Science. PNNL also performs research for other DOE offices as well as government agencies, universities, and industry to deliver breakthrough science and technology to meet today’s key national needs.

Pendar Technologies
Pendar Technologies is a privately held product development company focused on bringing to market breakthrough portable analysis and monitoring systems that include proprietary data science driven analysis modules. With experts in innovative spectroscopy and data science, the company has a pipeline of products in development. The company was formed by a merger of Pendar Medical and Eos Photonics in 2015.

Rapiscan Systems, an OSI Systems Company
Rapiscan Systems provides state of the art security screening products, solutions and services that meet the most demanding threat detection needs of customers worldwide, while improving operational efficiency. The technical staff at Rapiscan Laboratories, the R&D arm of Rapiscan Systems, is focused on leading edge physics, algorithm and software based research and development work in the detection of explosives, nuclear material and other contraband.

Raytheon Technologies
Raytheon Technologies is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services.

Rigaku Analytical Devices
Rigaku Analytical Devices is a leading pioneer and innovator of handheld and portable spectroscopic analyzers for use in the protection of public health and safety, aid in the advancement of scientific and academic study, enable the recycle and reuse of metal alloys, and ensure quality of key metal alloy components in mission-critical industries. Their advanced and rugged products deliver unparalleled accuracy and extensive application support, empowering their customers to achieve rapid lab-like results any time, any place.

Smiths Detection
Smiths Detection is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and military. Deploying a broad range of solutions based around X ray imaging, computed tomography (CT), Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) and a range of other sensing technologies, we accurately detect and identify hidden weapons, explosives, narcotics, contraband and toxic industrial chemicals. Our goal is simple- to provide the security, peace of mind and freedom of movement upon which the world depends.

ALERT provides opportunities to interface directly with Government and Researchers

Government and Industry speak with students during the Annual Student Pipeline Industry Roundtable Event (ASPIRE).

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The Partnership

ALERT is led by Northeastern University (NEU) and includes three key academic strategic partners: Boston University, Purdue University, and University of Rhode Island (URI).

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