Access & Drive Cutting-edge Research:
- Directly influence the research priorities of the Center
- Lower in-house R&D costs through utilization of R&D efforts of the Center.
- A competitive advantage through achieving shorter cycle-time development for product development and design.
- Access to research being conducted by 6 state-of-the-art universities.
Tools & IP
- Access to information and technology on rapid advances occurring in product/system production.
- First rights and access to developments including patents, licenses, publications.
- Tools for customers to communicate product specifications and preferences to manufacturing vendors and original equipment manufacturers.
Education & Training
- Integrated state-of-the-art web-based product design and realization training.
- Organizational means through which the private and public sectors can identify and support pertinent research challenges.
- Short courses for industry representatives.
Recruitment / Outreach
- Visitation program between university researchers and industry partners.
- Access to a pool of talented students trained with the Center.