CSAIL is a large, dynamic and complex lab with over 120 distinguished researchers and 600+ students working on 900+ projects. Members of CSAIL Alliances receive a front row seat to the research, people and technologies that are changing the world.

Neil Thompson, MIT CSAILUniversity relationships lead to industry innovations:
Two-thirds of firms source innovations from universities. 9% of firms had their most successful innovation projects from the past few years come from a university.

Thompson, Neil, Didier Bonnet, and Yun Ye. 2019. “Open Innovation and the Rise of Digital.” Mimeo. 320 firms with $500M+ in revenue were surveyed across 8 countries.


Collaborating with CSAIL offers unparalleled access to MIT’s world renowned researchers and their talented students inventing the future of computing.
CSAIL Alliances forum
There are multiple pathways your organization can pursue to achieve value working with CSAIL. We work directly with your team to understand your strategic objectives and collaboratively develop a plan designed to meet your specific goals.
Stata Pathways
Get a glimpse into MIT’s largest lab where over 1100 faculty, students and researchers are working on the next breakthroughs in computing.
Virtual Lab Tour
Learn from organizations who have successfully partnered with CSAIL.
Case Studies
Meet some of the many dynamic researchers and students who make up the CSAIL community.
Hal Abelson Spotlight