An IAP is a University research program – organized, hosted, and directed by Berkeley faculty and/or staff – focused on a specific area of research of common interest with private industry, and funded by industry membership fees. A successful, properly structured IAP:
An IAP is a standardized program where at least three companies join as Industry Members and receive a set schedule of benefits. Companies join an IAP by (i) signing a membership agreement, and (ii) paying the membership fees. Membership fees paid by Industry Members are used to fund the research carried out by Berkeley researchers within the IAP.
IPIRA does not handle gift-based industry affiliate programs. To inquire about gift-based industry affiliate programs, consult with University Development and Alumni Relations or the relevant college or department development officer.
IPIRA’s Industry Alliances Office manages Berkeley IAPs, working closely with IAP Executive Directors and companies to define the opportunity, set up the IAP, and launch and administer the IAP. IPIRA is part your team, and we are here to help you.