NEREN’s purposes are to:

(1) maximize the educational and information exchange potential of communication network resources by developing advanced networking among Members of the Corporation through regional cooperation and collaboration;

(2) pool the ever-expanding body of regional scientific, medical, and educational expertise to support the research, education and healthcare communities; and

(3) extend the benefits of its activities to promote technology transfer, economic and workforce development, and network security for government, the nonprofit community, and the broader society.