About Industrial Affiliates Programs
Industrial Affiliates Programs provide a mechanism for multiple faculty and multiple companies to discuss and explore broad research topics in a pre-competitive environment. In these programs, Stanford faculty and students can learn about industry perspectives and priorities, and corporate members are exposed to new ideas and research directions. Stanford has a wide range of Affiliates Programs and many corporate members. A list of Stanford’s Industrial Affiliates Programs can be found here.
Affiliates Programs follow the rules that govern gifts. Membership benefits do not include a statement of work, deliverables, or rights to intellectual property. More directed research relationships may be arranged through sponsored research agreements.
Requirements are outlined below and detailed on the Dean of Research website.
Industrial Affiliates Programs, their websites and any related agreements must be reviewed and approved in advance at formation and when renewed each year.
New program applications and program renewals may be submitted here.
For more information, contact the Industrial Contracts Office: email@example.com.
Affiliates Program websites provide important program details including the following:
- Program description and research focus
- Program benefits
- Participating faculty
- Membership fees
- Current members
- Link to University policies on Affiliates Programs: https://doresearch.stanford.edu/policies/research-policy-handbook/definitions-and-types-agreements/establishment-industrial-affiliates-and-related-membership-supported-programs