Industry Benefits

Key Benefits of Industrial Sponsorship

There are many short-term and long-term benefits for industrial sponsors including:

  • Direct participation in setting research direction
  • Access to specialized faculty skills and consultation
  • Access to students who have worked on industry-relevant projects for internships and employment
  • Opportunity for direct participation in collaborative research project
  • Leveraging company research funding for a fraction of typical cost of a single university project (no overhead)
  • Access to IP rights (patents) and technology transfer
  • Pre-publication access to center research results and materials
  • Two in-person research reviews meetings per year
  • Networking opportunities through center meetings
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