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Member Benefits

  1. Pooling money improves return on investment in new technology
  2. Industry members direct the selection and execution of research topics
  3. Access to leading researchers at Mines, ISU and potentially other institutions
  4. Royalty‐free licenses to technology generated through the Center
  5. Members don't miss out on Center‐developed technologies that might otherwise provide an edge to their competition
  6. Resume book and access to graduates who are well trained in the physical metallurgy of advanced non‐ferrous structural alloys
  7. Strategic networking and synergistic cooperation opportunities with complementary and competitor companies
  8. Center promotes industry standards; members have direct role
  9. Access to biannual Center meetings with tutorials from research leaders
  10. Center, demos, and activities enhance the reputation and visibility of members

Full Membership

Company joins as Member – $57,000/year membership fee

  • Money goes into a pool for graduate student projects
  • Members become part of an Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). IAB members
  • Work with faculty to identify topics of interest and vote on project selection – Members receive one vote per membership
  • Are invited to attend semi-annual center meetings
  • Guide project execution by attending semi‐annual meetings and providing input and guidance to faculty and students
  • Receive copies of semi-annual project reports
  • Receive annual resume book of participating students
  • Receive non-exclusive access to all IP
  • Can provide additional funds for special projects with exclusive rights to any IP that is generated
  • Receive copies of manuscripts generated by faculty and students prior to publication
  • Can propose new research topics that will be considered at next semiannual meeting
  • Receive 2 free and unlimited discounted seats at any short course or continuing education tutorial that is held by the center faculty

Associate Membership

Company joins as Associate Member–$16,000/year membership fee

* Must be small business using SBIR definition

  • Money goes into a pool for graduate student projects
  • Associate members become part of the IAB. IAB associate members
  • Work with faculty to identify topics of interest and vote on project selection – Associate members receive one-third vote per associate membership
  • Are aware of the IP generated but do not receive non‐exclusive access.
  • Are invited to attend semi-annual center meetings
  • Guide project execution by attending semi-annual meetings and providing input and guidance to faculty and students
  • Receive copies of semi-annual project reports
  • Receive annual resume book of participating studentsCan provide additional funds for special projects with exclusive rights to any IP that is generated
  • Receive copies of manuscripts generated by faculty and students prior to publication
  • Can propose new research topics that will be considered at next semiannual meeting
  • Are able to network with other IAB members and affiliates