The primary purpose of the CESCA Industry Affiliate Program (IAP) is to establish close cooperation as well as technology transfer between CESCA and its Industry Affiliate partners that are interested in supporting research and education activities of CESCA. Becoming a member of the CESCA IAP is an excellent way to get broad access to CESCA’s research and intellectual property (IP); receive support in recruiting efforts; and setting the foundation for research collaboration opportunities.
Currently, the IAP offers two types of membership levels: Associate Member and Principal Member. Associate Members receive a non-exclusive, royalty-free, non-transferable license to non-commercially use the CESCA project IP generated during their membership period, and have an option to negotiate a commercial license to IP rights, provided no Principal Member has exercised its six month option rights to such CESCA IP.
Principal Members receive all of the benefits of Associate Members plus a few additional benefits, including the opportunity to support a graduate student fellowship. The student awarded with the fellowship will explore a research area that is of interest to the sponsoring Principal Member, consistent with CESCA’s strategic plans. In addition, Principal Members have the option to negotiate an exclusive royalty bearing license. The Associate Member level entails an annual fee of $10,000 and the Principal Member level entails an annual fee of $40,000.
More details on the CESCA IAP members’ benefits are prescribed in the CESCA IAP agreement document. For more information on the CESCA IAP, please contact Dr. Jerry Park (email@example.com) or Dr. Patrick Schaumont (firstname.lastname@example.org), CESCA IAP liaisons.