WNCG would not be possible without the support of our affiliates and sponsors. With this outside funding, we are able to provide equipment, lab space, tuition, funding and administrative support to faculty and students within the group. Funds from these memberships also enable WNCG to attract greater attention and funding from government sponsors, as well as provide affiliate members with invaluable services.
Industrial Affiliate Membership
Level 1 - $50,000
This is our most frequently selected option and key to our success.
To our affiliates, WNCG is a high impact investment that leverages a multi-disciplinary, multi-million dollar research program, driven by leading faculty and students. Industrial affiliates also benefit directly from the fact that WNCG operates and functions as a cohesive center leveraging an increasing level of industry and federal funding. The Industrial Affiliate Program connects each company with a WNCG faculty member, who will serve as a point of contact between WNCG and the affiliate company.
As part of the membership program, companies receive a bi-annual research report of publications and findings tailored to your industry focus, access to a WNCG student resume book and first-access to WNCG graduate students for recruitment purposes. Additional benefits of being a WNCG Level 1 affiliate include a limited number of free passes to WNCG's annual Texas Wireless Summit and attendance at the annual WNCG Board Meeting during the Fall and Open House during the spring. These events include student poster presentations and insight into current WNCG research directions. In addition to building close connections with WNCG faculty, students and postdoctoral associates, greater access to the Austin wireless community is an unparalleled opportunity.
Companies also receive marketing benefits through the inclusion of your logo on the WNCG website and social media pages.
For more information on Level 1 Membership Benefits, read the WNCG IAP Level 1 Membership Agreement.
Level 2 - $100,000
The $100,000 Level 2 membership provides all the benefits of the initial Level 1 Membership, with the added bonus of more directly supporting student research and programs. With this membership level, your annual fee helps support graduate student research in a research direction of your choice.
For more information on Level 2 Membership Benefits, read the WNCG IAP Level 2 Membership Agreement, available here:
Level 3 - $150,000 (NEW!)
The $150,000 Level 3 membership provides all the benefits of the initial Level 1 and Level 2 memberships with a few added bonuses. These bonuses include additional opportunities for research collaboration with faculty, increased student engagement and recruitment opportunities and extra passes to the annual Texas Wireless Summit and VIP Dinner.
For more information on Level 3 Membership Benefits, read the WNCG IAP Level 3 Membership Agreement, available here:
Industrial Affiliate Sponsored Research
A WNCG affiliate can connect with one or more faculty and research staff to pursue focused research in a particular area. At a minimum of $100,000 per year they will receive full non-exclusive intellectual property rights – license-fee free and royalty free – to all work developed during the sponsorship period.
This includes other forms of support, including state and federally sponsored research projects.
For more information on WNCG affiliate membership contact Karen Little.