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Objectives

  • Establish a collaborative research environment between U.S. government, acadmic and industry entities to conduct innovative computational and experimental research
  • Foster relationships with a diverse group of scientists to accelerate the infusion of new technology in support of battery technology requirements
  • Provide educational programs to foster scientific interchange and facilitate transition of new technology into necessary environments
  • Offer access to other member organizations
  • For full details, please read the Articles of Collaboration.

Intended for Large Businesses in need of extreme battery technology solutions and access to expertise and pre-competitive research results.

$80,000 | 1 year

Benefits:

  • Identified as Industry Leader in CREB web site and promotional materials
  • Inclusion of up to 5 employees in CREB membership list
  • Admission to semi-annual CREB member meetings for those 5 employees
  • Access to CREB Consortium Member facilities in accordance with applicable policies
  • Opportunity to participate in CREB collaborations
  • Awareness of opportunities to identify and jointly pursue alternative revenue streams in accordance with consortium member organization applicable policies
  • Access to expertise of CREB Consortium battery researchers
  • Ability to review CREB Consortium funded research results and generated IP before publication or patent filing
  • NERF to use CREB Consortium IP for internal use, which does not include use for products or services intended for commercial purposes. Each Member reserves the right to license its interest in its Sole Inventions or Joint Inventions for commercial purposes, with CREB Consortium Members having right of first refusal for any commercial licensing. If a Member desires to exclusively license its Sole Invention, it shall provide notice to all Consortium Members and agree to negotiate in good faith with the first Member to request an exclusive license.
  • Participation in the CREB Consortium Advisory Board to set direction

Intended for companies in need of extreme battery technology solutions and access to expertise and pre-competitive research results.

$30,000 | 1 year

Benefits:

  • Identified as Industry member in CREB web site and promotional materials
  • Inclusion of up to 5 employees in CREB membership list
  • Admission to semi-annual CREB member meetings for those 5 employees
  • Access to CREB Consortium Member facilities in accordance with applicable policies
  • Opportunity to participate in CREB collaborations
  • Awareness of opportunities to identify and jointly pursue alternative revenue streams in accordance with consortium member organization applicable policies
  • Access to expertise of CREB Consortium battery researchers
  • Ability to review CREB Consortium funded research results and generated IP before publication or patent filing
  • NERF to use CREB Consortium IP for internal use, which does not include use for products or services intended for commercial purposes. Each Member reserves the right to license its interest in its Sole Inventions or Joint Inventions for commercial purposes, with CREB Consortium Members having right of first refusal for any commercial licensing. If a Member desires to exclusively license its Sole Invention, it shall provide notice to all Consortium Members and agree to negotiate in good faith with the first Member to request an exclusive license.
  • Input into direction of CREB Consortium sponsored research – through written white papers to CAB

Intended for groups of scientists in academic institutions and federal research laboratories.  In kind contributions are limited to man hours, facility usage, and materials provided by a consortium member with a value based on organizational policies and rates (e.g., ARL, NIST, ANL, BNL, ORNL, PNNL, NRL, NSWCCD, JPL).

$2,000 | 1 year

Benefits:

  • Identified as member organization in CREB web site and promotional materials
  • Inclusion of up to 15 employees in CREB membership list
  • Admission to semi-annual CREB member meetings for those 15 employees
  • Access to CREB Consortium Member facilities in accordance with applicable policies
  • Opportunity to participate in CREB collaborations
  • Awareness of opportunities to identify and jointly pursue alternative revenue streams in accordance with consortium member organization applicable policies
  • Non-commercial, non-exclusive, non-transferable, royalty-free license (“NERF”) to use CREB Consortium IP for internal use, which does not include use for products or services intended for commercial purposes. Each Member reserves the right to license its interest in its Sole Inventions or Joint Inventions for commercial purposes, with CREB Consortium Members having right of first refusal for any commercial licensing. If a Member desires to exclusively license its Sole Invention, it shall provide notice to all Consortium Members and agree to negotiate in good faith with the first Member to request an exclusive license.
  • Opportunity to receive funding from CREB Consortium sponsored research

Intended for small innovative businesses in need of extreme battery technology or engaged in the development of that technology and its applications.

$1,500 | 1 years

Benefits:

  • Identified as Industry member in CREB web site and promotional materials
  • Inclusion of up to 5 employees in CREB membership list
  • Admission to semi-annual CREB member meetings for those 5 employees
  • Access to CREB Consortium Member facilities in accordance with applicable policies
  • Opportunity to participate in CREB collaborations
  • Awareness of opportunities to identify and jointly pursue alternative revenue streams in accordance with consortium member organization applicable policies
  • Ability to review CREB Consortium funded research results and generated IP before publication or patent filing

Intended for individuals interested in following CREB activities from academic institutions, federal research laboratories and agencies, industry and the media.

$160 | 1 year

Benefits:

  • Inclusion in CREB membership list
  • Admission to semi-annual CREB member meetings
  • Access to CREB Consortium Member facilities in accordance with applicable policies
  • Opportunity to participate in CREB collaborations
  • Awareness of opportunities to identify and jointly pursue alternative revenue streams in accordance with consortium member organization applicable policies.

Interested in joining the consortium?

Send an email to creb@umd.edu.

    MEMEBERSHIP AGREEMENT

    By joining the consortium, you are agreeing to the Articles of Collaboration.

    PAYMENT INFORMATION

    Make checks payable to "University of Maryland" and send to:

    Attn: Rachel Katz
    Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
    4418 Stadium Drive, Chem/Nuc Bldg 090, Rm 2144
    University of Maryland - CREB
    College Park, MD 20742

    Membership Application

    To begin the membership process, please click the CREB Membership Application button. Please be sure to include the organization capabilities statement (500 words max) as well as a high resolution logo in .eps or .ai format. Payments can be made by check or credit card

    CREB Membership Application
    Legal Inquiries

    If you have legal questions please direct them to Jen Gartner (jgartner@umd.edu).  

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