ccaa value proposition
Who can become a member of CCAA
Non-profit and for-profit corporations, government labs and federally funded research and development corporations (FFRDC), and government owned contractor operated labs. All members sign a common membership agreement and NSF has provisions where they will manage the process of purchasing memberships for FFRDC and federal agencies through Interagency Agreements.
Special Opportunities for Small Businesses
NSF has provided its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grantees opportunity and funding support to join an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). The supplements are intended to accelerate the innovation process by partnering industry-relevant academic research with commercialization focused small business research.
Members have many benefits derived through participation in CCAA. These include:
- Create, direct and leverage specific pre-competitive research efforts required in this field that can benefit your organization.
- Have your organization represented on an Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to influence, guide and review the research performed within the Center through annual member advisory board meetings conducted twice a year.
- Gain advance knowledge of research results as they emerge.
- Opportunities for further collaboration and networking with other organizations within CCAA for the pursuit of joint research.
- Have access to students and researchers who could meet recruitment requirements and fulfill critical resource needs within a member’s organization.
how to become a member
Membership for eligible organization requires the execution of the CCAA Membership Agreement with a specific designated University that is part of the CCAA and payment of the applicable membership fee.
How to Get Additional Information About Membership
Please email or contact the Center Directors and a CCAA representative will contact you.