CPES Mini-Consortium Program

The CPES mini-consortium program provides a unique forum for creating synergy among industries and defining new research directions to meet future industry needs. The formation of the mini-consortium allows CPES to pool resources and focus on developing pre-competitive technologies to address common challenges, and sharing the research results among mini-consortium members.

Mini-consortium members are enrolled in CPES as Principal Plus Members, with annual contribution of $50,000.  They gain tangible benefits via research collaboration with CPES as a member of one of the mini-consortia on focused research:

  • PMC (Power Management Consortium)
  • HDI (High Density Integration)
  • REN (Renewable Energy and Nanogrids)

Companies interested in more than one focused research areas may join another mini-consortium for an additional annual contribution of $50,000 each. 

The 3 mini-consortia hold separate research reviews.  Members of each mini-consortium are invited to participate in these reviews in person and via WebEx.  Review presentations and recordings are available online for participating members via password.

Added value for Principal Plus Members participating in the mini-consortium program:

  • Opportunity to guide CPES research direction
  • Poised to gain early info on developing technologies prior to becoming IPs
  • Ongoing technical engagement with CPES researchers
  • Familiarization with graduating students for future employment

Mini-consortium members also enjoy the advantage of having a designated student contact and window to CPES.

View CPES Mini-Consortium Program brochure (PDF)