Affiliates and sponsors 
Founding Sponsor

Platinum Members

Gold Members

Silver Members

Government Sponsors

Additional Sponsors

Affiliated Stanford Centers

Stanford Center for Agile Hardware
Stanford Center for AI Safety
Stanford Center for Blockchain Research


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.

Sponsorship level Platinum Gold
Membership fee per year $200K $100K
Corporate commitment 3 years yearly
Engagement with Faculty and Students High Medium
Feature request priority Top High
Bug fix priority Top High
Visiting scholar positions Yes Additional fee
Annual research retreat Yes Yes
Faculty site visits Yes No
Zulip channel invitation Yes Yes
Research seminar invitations Yes Yes
Student internships and recruiting 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