Corporate Research Sponsors
Affiliated Stanford Centers
Stanford Center for Agile Hardware
Stanford Center for AI Safety
Stanford Center for Blockchain Research
Members who join in this academic year (2021-2022) will be permanently archived as founding members of the center.
Our corporate members are a vital and integral part of Centaur. Not only do membership fees provide essential funding for the center’s activities, but members also have the opportunity to pose research challenges from the real world and collaborate with the center on solutions.
(founding year only)
|Membership fee per year||$200K||$100K||$50K|
|Corporate commitment||3 years||yearly||yearly|
|Engagement with Faculty and Students||High||Medium||Low|
|Feature request priority||Top||High||Medium|
|Bug fix priority||Top||High||Medium|
|Visiting scholar positions||Yes||Additional fee||Additional fee|
|Annual research retreat||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Faculty site visits||Yes||No||No|
|Zulip channel invitation||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Research seminar invitations||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Student internships and recruiting||Yes||Yes||Yes|
It is the intention of all Centaur researchers that any software developed will be released under a corporate-friendly open-source model, such as the 3-clause BSD license.
Presentations from faculty site visits and annual retreats, and all information, data and results arising from such interactions will be shared with all members and the public.
Additional Program Funding
Industrial Affiliates Programs may permit companies to provide additional funding above the membership fee to support an area of on-going research within the program. All research results arising from the use of the additional funding will be shared with all program members and the general public.
Affiliate Program members may request the additional funding be used to support a particular area of program research identified on the program website, or the program research of a named faculty member, as long as the faculty is identified on the program website as participating in Centaur.
In either instance, the director of Centaur will determine how the additional funding will be used in the program’s research.
To view Stanford policies, please see Stanford University Policies for Industrial Affiliate Programs