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Affiliate Programs

Membership in an affiliate program provides companies with access to research programs, faculty, and students involved in topics ranging from the specific to the interdisciplinary.

Last year, hundreds of top companies reaped the benefits of membership in one of Stanford Engineering’s many affiliate programs.

For more than 60 years these programs in the School of Engineering have provided an avenue for industry to get involved with Stanford departments and faculty.

Corporate members can benefit from attending annual meetings and research symposia, receiving topical reports and publications, and conducting individual meeting with researchers. In some instances, member companies have opportunities to recruit students at events.

From nanotechnology to AI and FinTech to photonics, these affiliate programs cover a wide variety of research topics and industry interests.


Browse our list of affiliate programs to find the right one for your company.

Advanced Financial Technologies Laboratory

Advances in Biomedical Measurement Science

Aeronautics & Astronautics Industrial Affiliates Program

AI Safety

Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL)

Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)

Bitts & Watts

Blume Center: Earthquake Engineering Affiliates

Computer Forum Affiliates Program

Construction Institute

Data Analysis for What’s Next (DAWN)

Data Science Initiative

Design Research

Designing Organizational Change (DOC)

Distributed Trust Initiative (DTI)


Energy 3.0

Energy Modeling Forum

Futures in Engineering Program

Global Projects Center (GPC)

ICME Education Affiliate Program

Image Systems Engineering

Integrated Facility Engineering

Magnetic Nanotechnology

Management Science and Engineering Industry Affiliates Program

MobiSocial Computing Laboratory

MS&E Career Collaborative Program

National Performance of Dams Program

Nonvolatile Memory Technology Research Initiative (Phase 2)

Photonics Research Center

Platform Lab

Position Navigation and Time

Re-inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt)

Secure Internet of Things Project

Social Algorithm Lab (SOAL)


Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness

System X Alliance

Teaching Design Thinking

Thermal & Fluid Sciences Affiliates