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CMI Membership

Critical Materials Institute partners are companies, universities and national laboratories that join as Team Members, Affiliates and Sponsored Research Partners.

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CMI Team Member: CMI Team members have research subcontracts from CMI or are providing cost sharing funds. Requirements include specific research project deliverables within the entity's areas of expertise, based on a scope of work and a negotiated budget, including cost-share as applicable, as approved by the CMI Advisory Board and Director. This level of participation is required to sign CMI's Master Non-disclosure Agreement and the Intellectual Property Management Plan (IPMP). Industrial Team members will have representation on the Industry Council.

CMI Affiliates: CMI Affiliates will be informed about CMI research outcomes and provide input to CMI. Affiliates pay an annual fee based on the organization type, and sign a Membership Agreement.

CMI Affiliates may become Team members or sponsor research in other ways with different levels of financial commitment and ownership of intellectual property.

CMI Sponsored Research Partners: CMI Sponsored Research Partners may use the unique capabilities and expertise of CMI via DOE-approved contractual mechanisms, such as a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) or a Strategic Partnership Projects (SPP) agreement.

For more details, contact CMIaffiliates@ameslab.gov.

For more information, read our 2019 annual report.