At CNST we firmly believe in the value of partnerships,
which it brings to advance the mission of the University of Illinois.
By establishing linkages with industrial partners we commit ourselves
to deliver quality education, bleeding-edge research synergistically
with the industry in creating intellectual property resulting in
technologies and products which positively affect the lives of our
Avenues for Industry to Partner with CNST
Affiliate programs. Industry Partners
participating in CNST's affiliate program interact closely with
university faculty in specific research areas. The nature and mode
of participation can be informal visits to research laboratories,
or formally at annual workshops or campus symposia.
Consulting. CNST faculty members
consult on a private basis with Industry Partners. These contacts
occur through the individual faculty, not CNST directly.
" Leveraging existing research. Industry Partners may leverage
ongoing research at CNST.
Licensing. Industry Partners can
license intellectual property, such as hardware, technology process,
or software from CNST. Industry Partners that support the research
have the opportunity to negotiate beneficial licensing terms through
the Office of Technology
Long-term research gifts. Industry
Partners also make long-term gifts dedicated to an area of research.
Personnel placement. Industry Partners
sometimes place their own personnel at CNST for a limited time.
Research center funding. Some Industry
Partners fund a research center, which can provide significant impetus
to the Industry Partner's research direction. Funding a center entails
developing a pool of talented students whose expertise can be leveraged
by the Industry Partner through direct hire.
Research contracts. Some Industry
Partners contract for goal-oriented research, which targets a specific
Research visitor program. Provides
a chance for researchers from academia and industry to interact
with CNST faculty and students on novel, innovative, interdisciplinary
research topics for an extended period.
Student interns and fellowships.
Industry Partners hire student interns as a way to meet short-term
needs and recruit future employees. They also offer fellowships
to support students' research.
Contact us to establish a partnership.