Membership & Benefits

    Membership Benefits
  • Increase company's competitiveness through deliverable oriented collaboration with academia and agencies
  • Access (and hire) students cultivated through collaborative research and development (R&D)
  • Free access to R&D results worth 10-100 times by investing limited funding each year
    Membership Types

Membership
Regular Membership NSF SBIR/STTR Grantee Firms Non-SBIR/STTR Small Business Special Membership
Eligibility
Any companies, government agencies and non-government organizations Companies with active NSF SBIR/STTR Phase II and Phase IIB awards Companies with small business concern defined by the Small Business Association Any companies, government agencies and non-government organizations who intent to observe the research agenda and operation mechanism of the center.
Membership Type
Full Full Full Affiliated
Membership Fee
$50,000 $5,000 paid by the company with NSF providing the balance ($45,000) $25,000 $5,000
Membership Period
One year One year One year One year
Property Access
Full access to intellectual property Full access to intellectual property Full access to intellectual property Access to general research project information, not full intellectual property
Voting rights
50 votes for determining project funding allocation, and 1 vote in determining center management issues 50 votes for determining project funding allocation, and 1 vote in determining center management issues 25 votes for determining project funding allocation, and 1 vote in determining center management issues No voting Right