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Value to Industry

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Access to Talent

Opportunity to mentor and train students to attain desired skills for work in your industry


Access to Research Results & IP

Gain royalty-free, non-exclusive licenses on intellectual property produced in the center


Leveraged Research Dollars

Earn high return on investment when research is jointly funded

Membership Steps

  • Search the Center Directory for research of interest to your company

  • Contact Center

  • Read the Center documents

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  • Sign the membership agreement

  • Pay the membership fee

  • Attend the Center's Industry Advisory Board (IAB) meeting to vote on research projects

Join an IUCRC

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Strategic Engagements

Industry and government agencies can participate as Center members or by partnering directly with NSF at the strategic level to inspire new areas of research.

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