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There are at least 4 ways that companies can work with the Clemson Vehicular Electronics Laboratory:

  1. Research Contracts

    Research contracts are used to define the terms of large research projects. Once a company's engineers have worked out the specifics of a project with researchers at the university, the Clemson University Research Foundation can help expedite the process of writing and negotiating a contract. Clemson has a great deal of experience working with companies and is generally responsive to special needs relative to intellectual property rights, non-disclosure agreements, etc.

  2. Electromagnetic Compatibility Center Membership

    The easiest way for a company to sponsor research at the university while still maintaining certain intellectual property rights is to become a member of the NSF I/UCRC for Electromagnetic Compatibility. This center focuses on EMC research sponsored by a variety of companies representing different industries. Three universities participate in this center: Clemson University, Missouri S&T and the University of Houston. Companies with a center membership can work with university researchers on specific research projects and at the same time keep abreast of all other projects being performed by the center.

  3. Consulting

    Small projects (usually lasting a few months or less) are often best accomplished through a consulting agreement. Consulting agreements have the advantage that they can be set up very quickly.

  4. Equipment or Software Donations

    The Clemson University International Center for Automotive Electronics performs state-of-the-art research using the most advanced electronics measurement equipment and software available.

We also work with companies through other campus programs such as CU-ICAR's Deep Orange Curriculum.