Business and industry

Join industry programs

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Interact, collaborate, exchange ideas and network with UW researchers, faculty and students through the UW’s affiliate programs.

UW hosts a number of industry affiliate programs across a wide variety of disciplines. These programs offer opportunities for companies to learn about the latest UW research, interact with faculty and students, and network with industry colleagues. Members enjoy access to resources that foster meaningful, long-term engagement.

Benefits to affiliate program participants include:

  • Staying abreast of UW research
  • Building relationships with faculty, and hiring faculty as consultants
  • Discovering opportunities to collaborate or sponsor research
  • Getting access to research facilities
  • Licensing IP
  • Hiring students
  • Networking with other companies

Affiliate and industry programs