Through our Industrial Partners Program, the SOI facilitates seamless flow of knowledge, technology and personnel from academia to the marketplace. With leading academic institutions, we provide opportunities for you to solve fundamental challenges within your enterprise. Partners benefit from substantial leveraging of their investment and can our researchers undertake industrially sponsored projects of a proprietary as well as non-proprietary nature. Our researchers' breadth and depth of expertise provides a strong basis for deep engagement with your research and development efforts. The Industrial Partners program provides mechanisms for flexible yet focused collaborations with small, medium and large organizations. We offer a low barrier of entry, allowing you to engage at desired levels and with specific research groups within the center.
Through the unique but complementary perspectives of and skill sets of industry and academia, our Industrial Partners Program accelerates the movement of ideas into the marketplace. With private resource and market guidance, our researchers can expedite discoveries, allowing your company to glean timely and commercially relevant technologies. Specifically, we offer:
Opportunities to Shape our Research Agenda: We strongly believe in the role of industry in shaping research directions, providing suitable context for results and offering real-world data on which to validate methods and models.
Access to considerable Intellectual Resources: Our center brings together leaders in various sub-disciplines of the science of information. Corporate partners will be invited to annual meetings, where they will engage with researcher at the forefront of the discipline.
Access to Well-Qualified Students and Researchers: The center supports more than 50 graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Corporate partners will have access to these students through various mechanisms.
Externship and Researchers in Residence Programs: We provide physical facilities for hosting corporate representatives who want to work closely with our researchers.
Access to Highly Qualified and Diverse Research Pool: Fostering diversity, both in terms of personnel, as well as interdisciplinary research area is a major goal for the center.
The center for Science of Information focuses on the following core technical problems, all of which can be incorporated into industrial partnerships:
If you are interested in any of the opportunities here, or you would like to customize a partnership to fit your company's needs, please contact us today:
Industrial Partner Contact:
Bob Brown, Managing Director