Innovation comes from collaboration. Not just among our members but through strategic partnerships with government, community and industry organizations. These partnerships help to ensure the advancement of the research, education and service missions for all our members.
Internet2 membership opens the door to broad, future-facing collaboration with a highly targeted community. Internet2 partners with prominent corporations across the nation to:
- Build the Internet2 Network as well as exchange points and interconnections that allow members to fulfill their global research and education missions
- Expedite the delivery of networking applications and cloud services to college campuses nationwide and address research, big data and innovation challenges
- Sponsor community events and programs where the collaboration of the brightest minds will help define the future of research and education
Scattered across the entire Internet2 ecosystem is a community of 2,500–3,500 of the most extraordinary network engineers, application developers and technology architects in the world. No commercial company on the face of the earth can drive the level of innovation that this community can drive. Better solutions lie in the power of community.
Through mutual agreements with similar organizations around the world, Internet2 is establishing ties that will help ensure the continued global interoperability of advanced networking, and enable collaboration between U.S. researchers, faculty, students and their overseas counterparts.
Our network partnerships include strong relationships with the state and regional research and education (R&E) networks that provide cyberinfrastructure capacity and capabilities to our members, creating a foundation for innovation. Close, formal collaborations are also maintained with ESnet, the high-speed network serving thousands of Department of Energy scientists and collaborators worldwide, and NOAA's high-capacity research network, NWave.