CERIAS’ external partnership program encourages industry participation with, and feedback to, our research scientists and students. Through this program, the Center also stays up-to-date on current business problems, commercial technology trends, and industry challenges. This expertise can then be passed on to CERIAS students. Knowledge transfer opportunities also occur through student internships at partner facilities and staff “sabbaticals” at CERIAS facilities. Membership provides early access for industry partners to our research, technology, and graduates.
Donations of hardware and software made by companies and organizations that are not CERIAS members offer CERIAS faculty, students, and researchers opportunities to review and showcase these products in our education and research programs.
CERIAS accepts (no cost) donations and gifts of software and hardware for use in labs, research, and education programs. CERIAS faculty/staff may provide feedback about product functionality, features, and vulnerabilities they discover. In return, CERIAS acknowledges each donation by placing a link and/or logo on the CERIAS website and by mentioning donations in CERIAS publications and communication materials as appropriate.
In addition to individual connections with faculty members in keeping with CERIAS’ multidisciplinary philosophy, CERIAS also works closely with other centers and institutes on Purdue’s West Lafayette and other campuses.