$35,000 and above per year (12 months)
One of the main objectives of CAMP is to engage in collaborative applied research and technology transfer to industry leading to positive economic impacts and economic growth. One of the mechanisms by which CAMP accomplishes this is to enter into mutually beneficial technical relationships with companies, providing services and active research activities that are responsive to the needs of businesses and industries.
By becoming a CAMP Corporate Sponsor a company has an opportunity to develop a closer working relationship with the faculty across Clarkson University’s schools and departments, who have knowledge, skills, expertise, and experience in cutting edge science and engineering disciplines pertinent to the company’s product lines. Corporate Sponsors may use CAMP as an extant research arm to understand existing product performance, an innovation lab to develop and evaluate new products or improve processes, and/or a partner in new product development. In addition, Corporate Sponsors will have preferred access to meet and collaborate with Clarkson students (undergraduate and graduate levels), to establish preferred talent pipelines addressing future workforce needs.
Corporate Sponsor benefits include:
- Membership on the CAMP Industrial Advisory Board (IAB). This Board, which advises the CAMP Director, reviews the Center's annual performance against mission, goals and objectives and makes recommendations for continuous improvement. The IAB also reviews CAMP project execution annually, considers ideas for future directions for CAMP research, and makes recommendations on expenditure of pooled funds.
- Invitation to Present and Participate at CAMP Annual Technical Meetings.The annual meetings provide opportunities to listen to academic researchers and corporate experts in the broad spectrum of fields associated with advanced materials and processes, and to connect in a collaborative and professional setting with other corporate representatives affiliated with CAMP. There are two to four meetings per year, depending on resources and diversity of topical areas pursued. Through these, Corporate Sponsors will have early access to all non-proprietary CAMP-sponsored research and will be invited to participate in “Research Review” meetings at which the research results will be presented by faculty, graduate students, and post-doctoral research associates.
- Discount on Courses, Seminars and Workshops. Corporate Sponsors may participate in existing summer courses, short courses, open seminars and/or workshops offered by CAMP. If there are charges for these activities, Corporate Sponsors will be given reduced rates. A Corporate Sponsor may also request CAMP to develop courses, seminars and/or workshops in specific technical areas or on topics that address needs of the companies. CAMP staff will facilitate planning and execution of these with support of the requestor(s).
- Collaborative Sponsored Research Projects. Working with CAMP staff, Corporate Sponsors may define one or more topical areas for which there is a desire to conduct applied research and/or technology maturation (and eventually technology transition) that falls within Clarkson University’s competencies and the sponsor’s business interests. CAMP staff will facilitate discussions with key faculty members and company points of contact regarding research, technical, or educational challenges of the sponsor. Scopes of work will be developed and sponsored research projects defined. Such projects may be funded with a portion of the Corporate Sponsor’s membership dollars and, where applicable for companies in NY State, matching funding from the CAMP’s CAT funds. Each case will be negotiated separately to ensure compliance with NY State’s laws, regulations and the CAMP contractual obligations. Patent rights for sponsored research will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis prior to start of work.
- Special Technical Assistance. A Corporate Sponsor may request CAMP’s assistance in materials characterization and/or evaluation of samples against performance specifications. Access to various CAMP-owned analytical instruments including, but not limited to, SEM, TEM, XRD, NMR, Nano-indenter, X-ray tomography, AFMs, etc., will be provided on a priority basis and at a significantly discounted rate.
- Researcher-in-Residence: A Corporate Sponsor may send one or two individuals to Clarkson to work on a mutually-agreed upon project in collaboration with CAMP faculty. CAMP staff will assist sponsors in establishing the necessary relationships with faculty and will facilitate development of necessary documentation to ensure protection of all parties (including the sponsor company, visiting researcher, faculty member(s), and Clarkson University.
Corporate Sponsor responsibilities include:
- Providing funds in a timely manner in accordance with legal and regulatory statutes (Federal, State, and County).
- Providing CAMP, in a timely manner and/or upon request, an “Annual Economic Impact Statement.” This statement shall quantitatively describe the actual jobs created, jobs retained, increased revenues and/or revenues retained based on project(s) conducted by CAMP within a five-year timespan. CAMP is contractually required to provide this information annually to NYSTAR, the NY State agency that supports CAMP by the end of July.
For additional information or to schedule a meeting to discuss CAMP initiatives and opportunities for collaboration please contact:
Marilyn Freeman, CAMP Director, 315-268-2316, firstname.lastname@example.org
Elisabeth Cain, CAMP Business Development Manager, 315-244-7670, email@example.com