Realize a significant return on investment, develop strategic relationships and gain access to top student talent.
"Partnership with the MIST Center delivers high-value research on strategic projects that matter to Boeing."
— James R. Underbrink, Boeing
- Leverage your money. A $50,000 membership gets access to more than $500,000 of research.
- Pick the projects. Members have voting power to select research projects and set their funding levels.
- Access pre-publication research by many leading experts.
- Enjoy royalty-free, non-exclusive licensing for all center intellectual property.
- Reduce overhead significantly. Over 90 percent of industry membership fees go directly toward research expenditures.
- Discover rising stars with a vested interest in your organization.
- Recruit familiar, proven engineers and scientists.
- Develop targeted internship opportunities for highly skilled students.
- Strengthen your brand recognition among key audiences.
- UF, UCF and UVA have a combined enrollment of more than 18,000 engineering students.
- Join with the right people at the right time at the right place.
- Connect with the MIST Center's powerful conglomerate of intellectual minds between industry, university and government stakeholders.
- Build relationships with more than 40 cross-disciplinary faculty researchers at UF, UCF and UVA.
|Membership Level||Annual Contribution||Votes|
|Full (1 unit)||$50,000||50|
|Full (1.5 unit)||$75,000||75|
|Full (2 units)||$100,000||100|
* Only companies with less than 200 employees are eligible.
- Membership fees are pooled to fund pre-competitive research projects.
- Members vote to select projects and have access to the entire MIST Center research portfolio.
- Biannual meetings are held for project selection and progress updates:
- End of Year – Project proposals and Industry Advisory Board voting
- Mid-year – Project progress update meeting
We are uniquely positioned to deliver cutting-edge technologies with exponential ROI and access to world-class engineers.