Center for Tire Research
An NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

 

The CenTiRe membership policy allows for a multi-tiered membership structure to fit the needs of the range of companies and government agencies joining the Center, while meeting the NSF I/UCRC program objective.  The categories of membership in CenTiRe are:

Tier 1 — Full Membership

  • Full voting tokens (40) to be used in selection and funding decisions for research proposals and projects
  • Full rights to all Intellectual Property (IP) generated during the funded research, including the option of a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to patented technology by sharing in the cost of obtaining and maintaining the patent
  • $40, 000 annual membership fee

Tier 2 - Affiliate Membership

  • Half voting tokens (20) to be used in selection and funding decisions for research
  • Limited rights to all Intellectual Property (IP) generated during the funded research
  • $20,000 annual membership fee