Industrial Liaison Office

The mission of the Industrial Liaison Office (ILO) is to build and nurture collaborative relationships between the biomedical engineering department (BME) and the life science industry.

The ILO facilitates collaboration between BME faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, and the life science industry to generate cutting-edge translational research work in bioengineering and biomedicine. The office works to bridge the growing demands of faculty members with facilitation of their industrial translational research projects and to help students in commercial job placements.



For Industry

  1. Arrange and facilitate one-on-one meetings with specific faculty members to:
    • Monitor new emerging technologies in the biomedical area and explore their impact in the medical field
    • Discuss faculty research projects of interest to the company
    • Seek faculty advice on specific company research projects through research collaborations and consulting
  2. Introduce students in the department to:
    • Recruit for internships and full-time jobs
    • Seek avenues for sponsoring undergraduate and graduate research and design projects
    • Increase company visibility at the University
  3. Coordinate ongoing and future activities. organized by University affiliated offices such as Johns Hopkins Technology Transfer, or the Career Center.
  4. Keep the industry members informed about ongoing research projects of interest.

For Faculty

  1. Introduce faculty to industry members.
  2. Assist faculty in entrepreneurial endeavors by providing mentoring in the startup process and guidance to local resources for early stage companies.
  3. Assist faculty in identifying companies seeking to sponsor research projects.
  4. Seek companies interested in building collaborative relationships with faculty research work.

For Students

  1. Introduce students to recruiting officials in companies of interest.
  2. Provide internship and full-time employment opportunities.
  3. Seek sponsors and funding for design projects.
  4. Introduce BME and JHU alumni interested in recruiting students from the department.
  5. Help students in business plan projects.
  6. Connect students with companies interested in regard to ongoing research projects and startup process.
  7. Organize the BME Career Path Seminar series.

The BME Industrial Mentorship Program is the first of its kind for an individual academic department at the Johns Hopkins University. The program has been established to facilitate industrial mentorship for students pursuing biomedical engineering. The Mentorship Program is comprised of a wide range of people from industry who act as mentors to students by bringing expertise encompassing but not limited to biotechnology, biomedical science, pharmaceuticals, finance, and consulting areas.


  • Facilitate and bridge relations between industry members and students
  • Help students seek advice from industry members regarding career paths
  • Enable industry members to explore JHU Department of Biomedical Engineering

Student Benefits

  • Gain access to industry members
  • Gain access to information about a specific company, job area, and industry
  • Obtain guidance on short-term and long-term career plans
  • Obtain information on internships and job opportunities

Industry Benefits

  • Gain access to one of the brightest group of biomedical engineering students in the country
  • Potential hires for part-time and full-time internships

Seeking Industry Partnerships

The JHU Dept. of Biomedical Engineering is seeking industry participation in this mentorship program. Contact the program direction, Chuck Montague, today.

JHU Resources

WSE Office of Research: Industrial Initiatives

The Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) has a distinguished record of research which has contributed to increased industrial productivity. Recently, the School embarked on a new initiative to increase its collaborations with industry. Companies benefit from their involvement with WSE by gaining access to world-class faculty, research and facilities, highly qualified students, and continuing education and training programs for their employees.

There are many ways for companies to become involved with the Whiting School of Engineering. Please contact the Industrial Liaison Office (ILO) for more information.

Johns Hopkins University Technology Transfer Office

The purpose of the University’s office of Technology Transfer is to ensure rapid transfer of Hopkins’ innovations to the private sector where these discoveries can be developed for the public benefit.  The office keeps a listing of inventions and patents available for licensing (available on their website), and publishes articles relating to patenting and licensing issues and practices in conjunction with the Office of the Vice Dean for Research at the School of Medicine.

The JHM Alliance for Science and Technology Development

The JHM Alliance for Science and Technology Development (The Alliance) is the group of industry volunteers who work directly with the faculty to facilitate the transfer of research to the marketplace so that the public can benefit from these discoveries. The Alliance has broad experience and contacts in numerous biomedical industries and is generously donating its members’ efforts to this endeavor.

Hopkins Biotech Network

The Hopkins Biotech Network (HBN)is a non-profit student run organization. HBN’s mission is to create a stronger biotech community which addresses the interests of its members. It focuses on critical issues in biotechnology and seeks to bridge the gap between the three main stakeholders in the biotech field: industry, academia, and government.

Johns Hopkins Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care

The Johns Hopkins Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care was created in 2002 to facilitate patient-centered revamping of healthcare delivery systems at Johns Hopkins Medicine. Supporting a grass roots model of improvement, the Center helps coordinate the efforts of interdisciplinary teams of physicians, nurses and managers throughout the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions to gather data, evaluate changes, and recommend and implement best practices.



Maryland Biotechnology Center

Greater Baltimore Technology Council

MD Tech Council

Greater Baltimore Committee

Local Funding for Translational Research

Maryland Technology Development Corp.

Maryland Innovation Initiative

Maryland Biotechnology Center


The office works to bridge the growing demands of faculty members with facilitation of their industrial translational research projects and to help students in industrial job placements. The JHU Dept. of Biomedical Engineering is seeking industry participation in this mentorship program. Please contact the program administrator who can assist you with your needs.

Chuck Montague
Director, Business Development
Phone: 410-516-8122
Johns Hopkins University
316 B Clark Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Aditya Polsani
Director, Business Development
Phone: 410-502-0497
Science + Technology Park at Johns Hopkins
Rangos 270
855 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21205