Why Join?

ACRC Consortium membership comes with many benefits:

  • Access to cutting-edge, yet affordable research through 30:1 leverage ratio in the consortium
  • Access to knowledge from related associate non-consortium, open projects, increasing ratio to >100:1
  • Access to cutting-edge experimental facilities at ACRC and at the University of Illinois
  • Active participation in ongoing projects and steering of research directions
  • Provide input on future research topics and project ideas
  • Access to cutting-edge and current research topics being pursued in academia by University of Illinois faculty
  • Develop and promote own technology in front of customers
  • Use center results with company internal R&D efforts: external validation, shorten internal testing efforts, etc.
  • Access to expert knowledge, fresh views, and new ideas: ACRC faculty with well diversified range of backgrounds and research interests, along to other numerous faculty
  • Access to teaming opportunities with world leading academic faculty to go after larger federal funding opportunities
  • Additional, cost-effective contract research opportunities
  • Excellent recruiting opportunities with access to well-trained and educated students that you can interact with throughout the academic career of the student