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Realize a significant return on investment, develop strategic relationships and gain access to top student talent.

Research

Tackle your specific research challenges with minimal risk and overhead, while enjoying full access to the entire MIST Center research portfolio.

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Recruiting

Gain access to highly skilled student talent, enabling you to recruiting familiar, proven engineers and scientists.

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Relationships

Connect with a powerful conglomerate of intellectual minds from university, industry and government stakeholders.

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"Partnership with the MIST Center delivers high-value research on strategic projects that matter to Boeing."
— James R. Underbrink, Boeing

Research

  • Leverage your money. A $50,000 membership gets access to more than $800,000 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.

Recruiting

  • 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 23,000 engineering students.

Relationships

  • 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 Fees

Membership Level Annual Contribution Votes
Associate* $25,000 25
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.