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CPES Mini-Consortium Program

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The CPES mini-consortium program provides a unique forum for creating synergy among industries and defining new research directions to meet future industry needs. The formation of the mini-consortium allows CPES to pool resources and focus on developing pre-competitive technologies to address common challenges, and sharing the research results among mini-consortium members.

Mini-consortium members are enrolled in CPES as Principal Plus Members, with annual contribution of $50,000. They gain tangible benefits via research collaboration with CPES as a member of one of the mini-consortia on focused research:

Flowchart showing how CPES mini-consortium is formed

Companies interested in more than one focused research areas may join another mini-consortium for an additional annual contribution of $50,000 each.

The 3 mini-consortia hold separate research reviews. Members of each mini-consortium are invited to participate in these reviews in person and via WebEx. Review presentations and recordings are available online for participating members via password.

Mini-consortium members gain the competitive advantage, including

  • Privileged access to research results developed under their selected mini-consortium
  • Opportunities to guide CPES research direction
  • Early-stage knowledge of developing technologies prior to becoming IPs
  • Engagement with CPES researchers via technical reviews and updates
  • A designated CPES student to serve as technical contact and window to the Center
  • The chance to become familiarized with graduating students for possible future employment

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