MNTL Hilights report web (Apr. 2016) - Page 19

NEW INDUSTRY AFFILIATES PROGRAM MNTL IS LAUNCHING A NEW INDUSTRY AFFILIATES PROGRAM (IAP) IN 2016 TO FACILITATE TECHNICAL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN COMPANY RESEARCHERS AND ILLINOIS FACULTY AND STUDENTS. WITH MEMBERSHIP RATES BASED ON COMPANY SIZE AND LEVEL OF INTEREST, THE IAP WILL ENABLE COMPANIES TO PARTNER WITH FACULTY ON PRE-COMPETITIVE RESEARCH PROJECTS, PROVIDING A COST-EFFECTIVE APPROACH FOR GAINING INSIGHT INTO COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS OF UNIVERSITY RESEARCH. THE IAP WILL ALSO DEVELOP AN MNTL GRADUATE STUDENT INDUSTRY-RECRUITING PIPELINE, CONNECTING UNIQUELY QUALIFIED STUDENTS WITH COMPANY INTERNSHIPS AND FULL-TIME JOBS. MNTL HIGHLIGHTS REPORT 19