Industrial affiliate programs are designed to facilitate the transfer of knowledge to society and the dialog between academia and industry. Supported by corporate membership fees, these programs provide an avenue for industry to contribute to and sustain research and teaching in Stanford departments and programs of interest. Companies receive facilitated access to research programs and to participating faculty and students. Corporate members typically attend annual meetings, receive copies of reports and publications, and have opportunities to recruit students. Any interested company may join an affiliate program.
Requests to establish an Industrial Affiliates Program should be directed in writing to the Vice Provost and Dean of Research, with the concurrence of the Department Chair and School Dean.
Learn more by going to the Stanford Industrial Affiliates Programs site.