My time as a student at TRLabs sparked intellectual curiosity across multiple fields of research that has been an invaluable asset for me in my career. TRLabs fostered an applications-oriented thinking that can't be learned in universities alone. TRLabs shares similarities with the model that has been successful in Silcon Valley, with its blend of university research and quick application to developing markets.
Entrepreneur in Residence
Mohr Davidow Ventures, California
Incubating the Brain - TRLabs Offers Advanced Training Environment
"The Student Advantage" - the productive mix of industry-relevant research challenges, skills training, and knowledge and contact-building at TRLabs translates to employability. 100% of TRLabs graduates have found jobs in the high technology industry or have gone on to obtain advanced degrees; 50% have been hired by TRLabs members.
Industry/university collaboration provides a unique environment for training. Graduate and undergraduate students at TRLabs work in teams with other students, staff researchers, professionals seconded from industry partners, and university affiliate professors.
More than 110 students annually participate in the TRLabs applied research program while pursuing graduate studies at TRLabs affiliate universities. Research program content is steered by industry, and graduate students frequently interact with TRLabs industry partners on research challenges.
Along the way, graduate students have access to state-of-the-art electronics equipment and a sophisticated computing infrastructure. A full complement of technical staff is available to provide training and professional advice.
This "hands-on" training environment results in high value skills training and strong employment demand following graduation.