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IPrime Membership

Over 40 industrial Member Companies partner with IPrime and contribute more than 1.7 million annually toward pre-competitive and non-proprietary research through participation and collaboration in IPrime's eight Partnership Programs.


Membership Levels

Companies may join the Partnership at one of three levels:

  • Sponsor
  • Affiliate
  • Small Company Affiliate

Member Benefits

Company partners gain valuable benefits including:

  • Influence on research directions
  • Identification of potential future employees through early contact with students
  • Access to faculty & program publications and pre-publications.
  • Access to select University supporting facilities including instrument use and/or analysis services with reduced rates at the:
    • Characterization Facility
    • Polymer Characterization Facility
    • University Imaging Centers
    • X-Ray Computed Tomography Lab

Industrial Fellows Program

This unique program offers a key avenue of collaboration with the University. While in residence at the University, a designated employee from a member company works closely with IPrime researchers on a pre-defined research project of mutual interest.


IPrime Member Events

Companies who join the partnership may attend IPrime events including:

  • The Annual Meeting held each spring with program reviews, workshops, Advisory Committee meetings, plus faculty meet & greet and poster sessions.
  • Numerous specialized workshops, short courses, webcasts, and more

How to Join IPrime

Interested in joining IPrime? Bob Lewis, Director of Technology Transfer, at 612-625-1269 to discuss further the Partnership Program(s) best for your organization.


IPrime Standard Membership Agreement (pdf)