How does a corporation become a partner?
Christopher Brooks, 25 Jan 2008
Last updated: 27 Oct 2008
The CHESS corporate partners are listed on the
Corporate Partners page
The Chess Center is interested in forging meaningful relationships with industry and small business, please Membership in CHESS for
To become a corporate partner, a corporation must sign up
for one of levels listed below, sign a
pay the corresponding fee.
||Not less than $75,000 per year
||Affiliate membership includes the following benefits:
- Invitation to periodic reviews of CHESS.
- Access to selected internal CHESS websites.
- Access to publications, reports and presentations by CHESS researchers.
- Access to students and faculty in CHESS.
- An annual research report of the activities of CHESS.
- Advance notice of intellectual property created by CHESS.
- Intellectual property access as defined in the agreement. (See Appendix C(1))
|Small or Minority-Owned Business
||Not less than $10,000 per year
||All of the benefits of an Affiliate
||Not less than $150,000 per year
||All of the benefits of an Affiliate, plus the following:
- Opportunity to nominate a member of the Industrial
Advisory Board of CHESS on an annual basis.
- Opportunity to place visitors, as Visiting Industrial
Fellows (VIF), at the University using the process identified in
section I. VIF appointments are subject to standard University of
California policies; see section I of the CHESS Membership Agreement
for further information.
- Company may request VIF status for additional people, and
CHESS will review and provide approval conditions.
- Selected early access to software developed by
CHESS. When possible, and for software projects within CHESS that use
networked version control systems (such as CVS) for collaborative
software development, early access to pre-release development versions
of the software is available.
- Intellectual property access as defined in the
agreement. (See Appendix C(2) of the CHESS Membership Agreement)
||Not less than $300,000 per year
||All of the benefits of a Partner, plus the following:
- Intellectual property access as defined in the agreement.
(See Appendix C(3) of the CHESS Membership Agreement)
- No more frequently than once per year, if requested by
the company a private research review meeting at the University or at
a mutually agreeable site. Travel and related expenses for the
participants, if any, will be covered by the individual Premium Partner.
If your corporation is interested in joining CHESS,
cxh (at) eecs dot berkeley dot edu