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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

Aeronautics & Astronautics Industrial Affiliates Program

Agile Hardware Affiliates Program (AHA)

AI for Health

AI Safety

Artificial Intelligence Lab (SAIL)

Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS)

Bitts & Watts

Blume Center: Earthquake Engineering Affiliates

Center for Automated Reasoning (Centaur)

Center for Integrated Facility Engineering (CIFE)

Compression Forum

Computer Forum Affiliates Program

Computer Science Bridge Affiliate Program

Construction Institute

Corporate Innovation & Leadership Affiliate Program (STVP)

Data Analysis for What’s Next (DAWN)

Data Science

Design Research

Designing Organizational Change (DOC)

Digital Cities Affiliate Program

Digital Currency Initiative


Energy Modeling Forum

Global Projects Center (GPC)

ICME Education Affiliate Program

Image Systems Engineering

Magnetic Nanotechnology

MS&E Career Collaborative Program

Nanoscale Prototyping Lab Affiliate Program

National Performance of Dams Program

Nonvolatile Memory Technology Research Initiative (Phase 2)

Open Virtual Assistant Lab

Photonics Research Center

Platform Lab

Position Navigation and Time

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

Stanford Energy Corporate Affiliates


Sustainable Development and Global Competitiveness

System X Alliance

Teaching Design Thinking

Thermal & Fluid Sciences Affiliates

Urban Resilience Initiative

US-Asia Technology Management Center