WindSTAR Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Membership Overview

WindSTAR industry partnerships bring together university and industry researchers to conduct basic and applied research on topics that relate to the advancement of wind turbines and the wind industry and combine state-of-the-art capabilities and knowledge to advance projects relevant and of mutual interest to industry partners. In addition, researchers train students in the advanced technologies that are important to industry members, as well as to foster a community for networking, interactions and collaboration.

As an industry partner, you’ll receive many member benefits, such as:

  • Access to special federal funding
  • Very low 10 percent overhead on pooled research
  • Royalty-free licenses to technology
  • Votes on the direction of center research
  • Access to leading researchers and facilities
  • A resume book featuring students trained in the industry
  • Networking and collaborative activities
  • Improved industry visibility and reputation for I/UCRC members