Corporate Partners and Research Sponsors
For almost 20 years the MAE Center has been a world leader in the evaluation and mitigation of natural and human-made hazards and one of the world’s most comprehensive centers for risk analysis.
In the future, we want to continue to promote innovation in developing interdisciplinary knowledge and excellence in cross-cutting and interdisciplinary research to help solve the most pressing global challenges of the 21st century associated with natural and human-made hazards.
Corporate (industry and government) Partners are an integral part and direct beneficiary of the research program of the MAE Center. For an annual sponsorship fee, Corporate Partners have access to the MAE Center know-how and expertise.
In addition, the Center also works directly with Research Sponsors (e.g., industry and government agencies) through sponsored research to address the sponsors’ most pressing needs. Because the MAE Center is a unit of the University of Illinois, Research Sponsors work directly with world-class faculty and researchers who are leaders in their field at a fraction of the cost of working with most consulting companies who operate for-profit.
Benefits to Corporate Partners and Research Sponsors
Corporate Partners are invited to participate in seminars and annual events free of charge. Through these venues, Corporate Partners have access to the MAE Center’s latest research developments and findings. A number of such events offer Professional Development Hours (PDHs) / Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to employees of the Corporate Partners. The events are also an opportunity for the Corporate Partners to discuss their specific needs and interact with MAE Center faculty and researchers.
In summary, Corporate Partners benefit by having
- Access to the MAE Center know-how and expertise;
- Inputs into the direction of the Center research and associated academic programs; and
- Professional Development Hours (PDHs) / Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for employees.
The MAE Center also works directly with the industry and government agencies through sponsored research focused on the sponsors’ most pressing needs. In this case, the Research Sponsors benefit directly from state-of-the-art analyses and innovative methods developed by world’s class faculty and researchers that are specifically developed based on the sponsor’s needs. Such projects are typically conducted at a fraction of the cost of similar projects with consulting companies who operate for-profit. Read more about the MAE Center unique capabilities
Additional benefits to Corporate Partners and Research Sponsors include having
- Access to MAE Center students for recruitment; and
- Increased national and international visibility (all Corporate Partners and Research Sponsors will be features at the MAE Center website).
Becoming a Corporate Partner or Starting a Sponsored Research is Easy
Corporate Partnership is available at a flat rate of $15,000 annually (beginning on January 1 of each year). Companies that already contribute to the MAE Center may qualify for a reduced rate.
A receipt for your contribution will be provided by the University of Illinois Foundation for tax deduction.
To join or inquire about a sponsored research, please contact:
Prof. Paolo Gardoni
MAE Center Director
3118 Newmark Civil Engineering Laboratory
205 North Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Phone: (217) 333-5103