Internet2 Community: Enabling the Future
Internet2 is an exceptional community of U.S. and international leaders in research, academia, industry and government who create and collaborate via innovative technologies. Together, we accelerate research discovery, advance national and global education, and improve the delivery of public services. Our community touches nearly every major innovation that defines our modern digital lives, and we continue to define "what's next."
Who We Are
Internet2 comprises approximately:
- 220 U.S. universities
- 60 leading corporations
- 70 government agencies
- 38 regional and state education networks
- More than 65 national research and education networking partners representing over 100 countries
Internet2 is a not-for-profit organization governed by an executive Board of Trustees representing our diverse membership. Program advisory groups, also made up of community leaders, offer critical feedback and help guide our direction.
What We Do
The commercial Internet we know today was shaped by the vision and work of the people and organizations in the Internet2 community—collaborating within research and education environments that removed the barriers to discovery. Our members continue to develop and leverage advanced technologies that accelerate discoveries and improve the way the world works. From the origins of the universe, to cancer cures, to climate change, and beyond, their efforts influence commerce, science, sports, education, news and medicine.
Why We Do It
Innovation takes place when ideas are liberated to create practical, far-reaching solutions to the problems of society. Our community is laying the foundation for entirely new ideas: equipping the brightest people in the world with the most advanced technology in the world. If their previous track record is any indication, the future they create will be bold and brilliant.