Industry Members

Become a Member

A company joining the Digital Enterprise Center at Purdue becomes known as one of the Center's industrial members. Industry members have the opportunity to select and participate in specific research projects. The knowledge and tools developed together with the Center then are applied to the industrial member's business areas for enhancing their competitive position in the global marketplace.

An industrial membership to the Center provides a comprehensive, flexible approach for companies committed to product and process design using various components and tools of information technology in their strategic business plans.

Industrial Membership

Membership - $50,000 per year

Intellectual Property Agreement:

  • General Digital Enterprise Center agreement signed by all members
  • Specific IP agreements for company projects when appropriate and required

Potential Member Benefits

  • Opportunity for collaboration/discussion with other IAB members to gain input and feedback from their expertise
  • Contribute to the definition of research project topics and vote for those to receive funding
  • Obtain early access to research results, including publications and white papers
  • Short course from the research project results
  • The opportunity to propose other projects to be funded independent of the Seed Grants
  • Engage in PLM benchmarking/roadmapping activities with Purdue PLM-related faculty as appropriate
  • On-site faculty presentation/seminar
  • The opportunity to propose capstone/independent study projects in appropriate departments
  • Student recruitment
  • Attend annual conferences, seminars, training forums, and demonstrations of latest technologies
  • Participate in panel discussion being held at Purdue in PLM-related areas
  • Guest lectures for classes in order to share expertise, increase company recognition among Purdue students having interests in PLM careers, and build ties to Purdue faculty