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Industry and government partnership opportunities

ISR offers one-stop shopping and a gateway to partnering with researchers at the University of Maryland. Here are some of the ways industry and government can partner with ISR faculty researchers for mutual benefit.

Strategic Partners program

The Strategic Partners program is ISR's main industrial affiliates program, with three levels of membership.

Visiting Scientists. An option within the Strategic Partners Program, visiting scientists are industry professionals who work on campus with ISR faculty on topics of mutual interest for an extended period of time.

Student permanent hires and internships. Strategic partners receive an enhanced level of support.

Associate Partners program

ISR's entry-level partnership program grants a level of preferred access to our faculty and students, to help identify and build collaboration opportunities.

Associate partners receive priority for research and recruiting opportunities.

Additional collaboration vehicles

Many companies choose to partner with ISR in the form of traditional gifts, such as:

Donations of cash gifts, hardware and software

Endowments of chairs, fellowships, scholarships, etc.

Graduate student fellowships

Postdoctoral researcher sponsorships

Lab sponsorships

Teaming to win agency sponsored programs (CRAD)

Industry sponsored research

Licensing of intellectual property

Maryland Industrial Partnerships (MIPS) program

Systems engineering courses, workshops and events

International research agreements

For more information, contact Jeff Coriale, 301-405-6604.