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Center for Rational Catalyst Synthesis:
Benefits to Industrial Partners


Member Benefits

  • Fantastic funding leverage
  • - $50,000 is typically leveraged to over $1,000,000 in research (see http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=131407&org=CISE)
  • Opportunities to network and partner with thought leaders in the industry
  • Access to potential customers: other petroleum and chemical companies and catalyst manufacturers in the business of catalyst development
  • Early access to technology breakthroughs and potential commercialization through shared IP (see separate IP/Membership Agreement link)
  • Access to graduate students at the forefront of rational catalyst synthesis and development, trained with an industrial outlook
  • Direct input into specific research projects via industrial research advisors
  • - Member companies form an Industrial Advisory Board to direct the research; faculty provide methods, industry provides input and recommends catalyst compositions and reactions

NSF I/UCRC Program Presentation (Dr. Rafaella Montelli, NSF I/UCRC program Director)