Center for Configuration Analytics and Automation

National Science Foundation (NSF) Industry/University Cooperative Research Program (I/UCRC)

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Current Members

The MITRE Corporation   The MITRE Corporation is a not-for-profit company that operates multiple federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs). MITRE provides innovative, practical solutions for some of our nation's most critical challenges in defense and intelligence, aviation, civil systems, homeland security, the judiciary, and healthcare. 
     
Northrop Grumman   Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Its mission is to be at the forefront of technology and innovation, delivering superior capability in tandem with maximized cost efficiencies.
     
Office of Naval Research   As an executive branch agency within the Department of Defense, the Office of Naval Research (ONR) supports the President's budget. ONR provides technical advice to the Chief of Naval Operations and the Secretary of the Navy.

Membership Information

Elegibility

Non-profit and for-profit corporations, government labs and federally funded research and development corporations (FFRDC), and government owned contractor operated labs. All members sign a common membership agreement and NSF has provisions where they will manage the process of purchasing memberships for FFRDC and federal agencies through Interagency Agreements.

Special Opportunities for Small Businesses

NSF has provided its Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) grantees opportunity and funding support to join an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC). The supplements are intended to accelerate the innovation process by partnering industry-relevant academic research with commercialization focused small business research. 

Membership Benefits

Members have many benefits derived through participation in CCAA. These include:

  • Create, direct and leverage specific pre-competitive research efforts required in this field that can benefit your organization.
  • Have your organization represented on an Industry Advisory Board (IAB) to influence, guide and review the research performed within the Center through annual member advisory board meetings conducted twice a year.
  • Gain advance knowledge of research results as they emerge.
  • Opportunities for further collaboration and networking with other organizations within CCAA for the pursuit of joint research.
  • Have access to students and researchers who could meet recruitment requirements and fulfill critical resource needs within a member’s organization.

How to Become a Member

Membership for eligible organizations requires the execution of the CCAA Membership Agreement with a specific designated University that is part of the CCAA and payment of the applicable membership fee. 

Please contact us if you need additional information about membership.