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Partnering with Industry, Catalyzing Innovation

CEBC is a recognized leader in catalytic technologiesMore than 20 of the world's leading chemical companies have partnered with us since 2003. Partnering with industry help us identify key technical challenges and opportunities. It also sheds light on commercial practices and helps to drive projects from fundamental concepts to pilot-ready systems. This industry-focused approach, uncommon in many university research programs, maximizes the potential impact of our discoveries.

We listen to our partners' needs, learn from their expertise, and look for cost-competitive, eco-friendly solutions to the obstacles that matter most. 

Companies seek membership with CEBC to:

Ways to collaborate

MembershipBecome a Member -  Members leverage >$30M in R&D, and receive privileged access to research advances and priority IP licensing opportunities. 

SponsorshipSponsor a Project -  gain access to specialized facilities and renowned catalysis experts under negotiated intellectual property terms.

Testing ServicesContract for Testing Services - Save time and money by contracting testing services with CEBC's renowned catalysis experts and specialized facilities.  Company retains exclusive access to results and full intellectual property ownership

Innovation IncubatorLease Space for Innovation - KU offers incubator facilities for research. Companies can employ KU postdocs and/or other employees to lead the research.  Intellectual property assignments depends on on inventorship.

How does membership work?

Member companies designate senior scientists and engineers to represent their organizations at CEBC. These individuals understand industrial technology needs and sustainability challenges. They also appreciate the underpinnings of sound fundamental science and engineering for developing technology breakthroughs.

Member companies provide non-confidential feedback on core projects at CEBC (i.e., those projects funded with federal, state and membership funds). In return, they receive privileged access to science and technology advances from the core projects along with priority IP licensing opportunities. Industry partners also have access to faculty expertise, CEBC infrastructure for sponsoring proprietary projects, and the opportunity to closely follow the professional development of students and postdocs. 

Join us.

Please contact Dr. Christopher Lyon, Administrative Director to learn more.

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