An annual CPSI symposium will allow all Members to see progress and results on all CPSI projects, including those form government funding sources. All Members will be invited to participate in an Advisory Board meeting at that time with the CPSI Directors to provide guidance to the center. (In addition to the annual meeting, CPSI will meet with Members on individual projects and opportunities on a regular basis.)
Priority in sponsorship of major innovation-based project courses including the award winning Integrated Product Development course, and engineering capstone courses. Course will focus on company specific, open-ended problem.
At member request, CPSI will organize and lead an Innovation Summit annually
for executives of member companies. The summit wil entail a series of roundtable
discussions, presentations and lessons between members on current innovation
topics and issues. All participants will be at non-competitive industries
and thus will be by invitation only. All attendees will sign NDAs between
companies to enable open discussion. If the Summit is held at Carnegie
Mellon, Gold Members attend at no additional charge.
CPSI will offer training courses for members. Gold members may attend one course at Carnegie Mellon per year at no additional charge.
CPSI will organize summer internships from students in the Masters of Product Development program, Tepper School of Business, engineering college, and industrial design.
CPSI will host a monthly seminar series; all Members will be included on invitation lists to the seminar.
Corporate membership fees will be leveraged with ongoing and new collaborative research grants by CPSI researchers.
$25,000 Basic Annual Membership
- Early access to industry-relevant research conducted by Center Fellows
- Invitation to attend the Innovation Summit to discuss the latest innovation practices.
- Invitation to on campus seminars for research presentations and discussions
- Access to students as potential hires
- Invitation to attend a CPSI training course, covering innovation process, methods, and tools
- Opportunity to arrange for summer interns, as available, for students in the Masters of Product Development program, Tepper School of Business, engineering college, and industrial design.
- Invitation to attend annual center symposium for presentation of center research findings
- Receipt of annual center symposium report
- Position on Industrial Advisory Board
$150,000 Gold Annual Membership
Gold membership include Basic membership PLUS:
- Sponsorship of research project (1 graduate student and faculty time)
- Includes internal use license for project IP. Research projects will focus on fundamental science, engineering and business of interest to sponsoring companies. Specific projects with specific investigators will be defined.
Other benefits such as those discussed below at no or reduced charge
- Participation in Innovation Summits (if held at Carnegie Mellon) and 1 training session included
Members may switch between Membership levels annually. However, members are asked to make a 3-year commitment to CPSI. Additional projects may be sponsored at reduced rates.
Collaborative Research Projects: for each project: $75K/Basic member/year; $50K/Gold member/year
Members may participate in collaborative research projects co-sponsored with other companies for an additional fee. Member companies with a common goal may together sponsor a CPSI project. Innovation Summits and Advisory Board meetings will enable identification of such intra-company common needs.
- Includes internal use license for project IP for participants of project
- Supports at least 1 graduate student and faculty time
 For Gold members, collaborative project can serve as project for membership at no additional charge.