An Industry Sponsored Institute is a research program established, organized, hosted, and directed by UC Berkeley faculty and/or staff and funded by private industry. UC Berkeley has set up many successful Industry Sponsored Institutes.
The Office of Intellectual Property and Industry Research Alliances (IPIRA) works closely with the institute's executive directors and industry sponsors to define the opportunity, negotiate terms, and launch and administer the Institute. IPIRA is part of your team, and we are here to help you.
See guidelines for establishing an ISI.
An Industry Sponsored Institute (ISI or Institute) is established, organized, hosted, and directed by Berkeley faculty and/or staff and funded by private industry. An Institute can include the following features:
A successful, properly structured Industry Sponsored Institute:
All industry-sponsored agreements (including ISI Master Agreements) are consistent with the following University principles:
C3.ai DTI is a research consortium established by C3.ai, Microsoft Corporation, and leading universities to accelerate the socioeconomic impact of artificial intelligence in business, government, and society.
CARA is a multidisciplinary research institute with an emphasis on new inorganic materials and their applications, biosciences, and related technologies
IVRI is a center for basic and early applied research in immunology, microbial pathogenesis, and vaccinology with the potential to profoundly impact the treatment of human disease.