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What it means to collaborate with Stanford Engineering

Collaborating and a spirit of innovation are deeply woven into our culture. Technology transfer is core to our mission. It’s one way we make a difference. And it makes us different, too.

Stanford and Silicon Valley grew up together, one influencing and shaping the other. The same close relationships with our affiliates continue here today — nurturing a collaborative community, the free flow of information and an environment organized for research and transformative innovation.

Our people, our entrepreneurial tradition and our relationships with industry, government and our own schools of medicine, business and the sciences make us uniquely qualified to support the broad interests of our partners.

Join an affiliate program

Affiliate programs in the School of Engineering have provided an avenue for industry to get involved with Stanford departments and faculty for 40 years. Membership in an affiliate program provides companies with facilitated access to research programs, faculty and students involved in topics of interest ranging from the specific to the interdisciplinary.

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 targeted events. From nanotechnology to social networking and clean tech to photonics, our more than 30 affiliate programs cover a wide variety of industry areas.

For more information, contact:

Jeff Gordon
Associate Director of Corporate Relations
(650) 725-5913

Recruit students and alumni

Our technology-transfer mission and the partnerships formed as we carry it out help to develop well-trained, thoughtful, smart and collaborative people. Stanford faculty and graduates are frequently hired by our affiliates — and employees or consultants often engage Stanford to work toward new innovations.

Both free and fee-based recruiting services are available to help you find and attract the best talent. Find out more via Handshake (formerly Cardinal Recruiting).