Stevens students interact upon laptop computers during Innovation Expo.

Industry-Sponsored Student Projects

Bright minds build industry solutions.

Partner with Stevens faculty and students to bring fresh perspectives and innovative problem-solving to your greatest business and technology challenges.

Winning team at Stevens pitch competition accepting oversized $10,000 check from President Nariman FarvardinUndergraduate Capstone Projects

Regardless of major, the Stevens undergraduate experience culminates with a design or research project where our engineering, science, and business students apply the knowledge they’ve accrued in the classroom to develop and demonstrate a practical solution to a real-world problem, often in collaboration with an industry partner.

The pinnacle of the experience is the annual Innovation Expo, where all projects are displayed for the general public and Stevens community.

As a sponsor, you’ll have the ability to define your own real-world problem or let our students identify a problem for you, and then mentor the student team throughout their senior year as they work toward developing a meaningful solution.

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    Crafted to meet educational goals of capstone course

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    9 months – from August to April

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    3 – 6 talented students

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    A Stevens faculty member with subject matter expertise

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    Sponsorship Fee

    $5,000 - $10,000 (depending on project needs) – this covers project materials, supplies, licensing, software, etc. Companies can also support our students through in-kind donations of equipment, parts, services, data, merchandise, etc.

Become a Sponsor

Sponsorship Benefits

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    Discover New Talent

    Get a sneak peek of a diverse pool of talented students for your company’s employment pipeline.

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    Brand Awareness

    Brand promotion among students, other sponsors, and the community.

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    Outsourced Progress

    Make significant progress on under-staffed projects without expending internal resources.

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    High ROI

    Incur a potentially high return on a relatively small investment.

Panelists and student group sitting on stage at Stevens Innovation Expo 2023.

How Industry and Government Partners Champion Senior Design at Stevens

Stevens Innovation Expo

Capstone project sponsorships provide invaluable real life opportunities for Stevens students by giving them exposure to industry partners and imbuing them with a professional orientation through simulation of the challenges and experiences they will encounter in their future professions.

For Senior Design, the annual Innovation Expo is open to the public, allowing for maximum exposure for the work and the unique collaboration with researchers, industry and sponsors in the Stevens community.

Student demonstrates his senior capstone project involving a metallic cylinder at Innovation Expo 2023 at Stevens.

2023 Innovation Expo Showcased Student Ingenuity

Bright bots, dexterous drones, tight grooves and great ideas demonstrate student teamwork, creativity and entrepreneurship

Illustration of a horizontal, crab-like robot designed by Stevens students to crawl through rough terrain and search for lost hikers

Six (of 200+) Reasons to Attend Innovation Expo

Battery-swapping drones, a Mars motel, ocean garbage-hoovers, the Bear Grylls of robots... and more!

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Quantifying the Risk of Internet of Things Devices

Sponsored by Affinity IoT Security Labs, the project aimed to evaluate devices according to an established set of security features and quantify a security rating for each.

New York City buildings as seen from the north as the sun begins to set

Decarbonizing NY Through Its First Transit-Heat Recovery System

Sponsored by Highmark, an interdisciplinary team of nine seniors developed a system to siphon heat from subway stations to heat hot water systems.

Tyler Brunqell with his engineering project

Senior Collaborates on Inter-University Wave-Powered Autonomous Robot Project

Developed in partnership with Virginia Tech, this wave energy-harvesting vessel competed in the Marine Energy Collegiate Competition (MECC), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.

Our Partnerships*

Number of Partners
Percentage of Projects with Industry Partners
Percentage of Interdisciplinary Projects
Number of Alumni Involved

All stats based on academic year 2022-2023.*


Supporters provide valuable financial support to the Innovation Expo and student projects. By sponsoring student projects, supporters amplify and invest in future STEM leaders' educational experience.

  • Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

  • FM Global

  • General Dynamics Mission Systems, Inc.

  • Hall Construction Co., Inc.

  • Keller Management Services, LLC

  • Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc.

  • L3Harris

  • Lenovo

  • New Jersey Economic Development Authority

  • Pegasus Partners

  • Sigma Design Company, LLC

  • Sono-Tek Corporation

  • Stantec

  • Structural Workshop, LLC

  • Thornton Tomasetti

  • WSP


Partners provide the Innovation Expo and student projects with skills, talent, and collaboration that make an impact on communities. By partnering with a team, organizations gain invaluable insights working with motivated students to solve real world challenges.

  • Atlantic Physical Therapy Center

  • DHX Electric Machines, Inc

  • Free Ebook Foundation

  • Hackensack Meridian Health, Inc.

  • HDR, Inc.

  • HS Design

  • IEEE Foundation

  • Jersey City Medical Center

  • Kearfott Corporation

  • Langan

  • LifeSkills Software

  • Maestro Music Professionals

  • Merck & Co., Inc.

  • Mountain Lakes Public Library Makerspace

  • O'Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers

  • Onset Worldwide, LLC

  • Organon

  • Orthobond Corp

  • Penn Medicine

  • Rapid Wireless Access

  • SeebeckCell Technologies

  • Siemens Process Systems Engineering

  • St. Joseph's School for the Blind

  • TLCengine

  • U.S. Special Operations Command

  • Veea Inc.

  • Very Personal Training

  • Weill Cornell Medicine


Greg Townsend
Senior Director of Corporate, Government and Community Relations
Stevens Institute of Technology
[email protected]