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Industry Affiliate Program for NeuroDesign

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Stanford encourages interaction with companies and welcomes industry participation in our research. Learn more about the benefits of joining an affiliate program

About the CDR Industry Affiliate Program for NeuroDesign

The CDR Industry Affiliates Program provides a unique relationship between academic research and industry, and connects corporations with a community of leading faculty and student researchers in their fields.  For a fee, the program enables companies to become affiliate members of the Center for Design Research, to interact with our researchers, while supporting our students and advancing academic knowledge in our fields of expertise.

Through your association with us, you gain access to innovative developments in design research. You develop relationships with faculty and researchers and get to know and work with excellent students. Most of all you become part of our community that works to advance design in robotics, engineering education, haptics, human interaction, human innovation, food, organizations and business.

There are two tiers of membership, with different associated benefits: 

  • Community Affiliates:  $30k
  • Research Affiliates:     $100k

Companies can join the program at any time for a 12-month period. Get in contact.


Community ($30k)

Research ($100k)

Invitation to talks and seminars 

x x

Participate in the discourse of the future of design and design research

x x

Access to faculty and students

x x

Opportunity to recruit and engage with excellent students including posting internships and jobs 

x x

Participation in annual events 

x x

Annual meeting


Opportunities for informal interaction on research projects


Custom host visits to CDR for discussing and providing input on research topics 


Active engagement with faculty, researchers and students


All CDR Affiliates are subject to Stanford University Policies for Industry Affiliates Programs.