The Executive Director of Gateway, John Merrill and the founding Dean of JSNN, Jim Ryan, with the support of the Chancellors, have created an exciting model to the benefit of partnering companies, equipment vendors, faculty and students. The model is designed to explore the leading edge of technological frontiers and commercialize the results through collaborative partnerships. Partner companies are attracted by the ability to access advanced facilities and tools while collaborating with world-class faculty. Gateway and JSNN work with corporate partners and academic units to create joint R&D projects and spin-off opportunities that are co-located with the academic units on the Gateway campuses. These partnerships have as a common theme the application of enabling technological advances rather than a focus on any particular market segment. Gateway is business friendly.