Benefits of Becoming A Member

Access & Drive Cutting-edge Research

  • Directly influence the research priorities of the Center
  • Lower in-house R&D costs through utilization of R&D efforts of the Center
  • A competitive advantage through achieving shorter cycle-time development for product development and design
  • Access to research being conducted by 7 state-of-the-art universities

Tools & IP

  • Access to information and technology on rapid advances occurring in product/system production
  • First rights and access to developments including patents, licenses, publications
  • Tools for customers to communicate product specifications and preferences to manufacturing vendors and original equipment manufacturers

Education & Training

  • Integrated state-of-the-art web-based product design and realization training
  • Organizational means through which the private and public sectors can identify and support pertinent research challenges
  • Short courses for industry representatives


  • Visitation program between university researchers and industry partners
  • Access to a pool of talented students trained with the Center