The Affiliated Research Centers of the UC Davis Energy and Efficiency Institute (EEI) are a nexus for some of the most important developments in the rapidly evolving field of energy and energy efficiency. The California Lighting Technology Center, Center for Water-Energy Efficiency, and Western Cooling Efficiency Center conduct research, development, and demonstration projects, and support educational programs for students and professionals. Faculty and staff also work with legislative leaders and regulatory agencies to advance energy policy.
Each center is guided by a steering committee made up of representatives from government, utilities, and industry. This program leverages core funding from Affiliates to obtain significant grants by using it as match funding on state and federal proposals.
This funding also maintains state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and equipment, allows recruitment and retention of top research talent, and provides funding to seed new projects and take advantage of emerging opportunities.
Importantly, the Affiliate Program exposes students to member companies through work and internship opportunities, creating a pipeline of trained engineers familiar with Affiliates and their technologies.
To participate, companies make an annual unrestricted membership gift and are eligible to propose separate technical service agreements and/or research agreements that address specific Affiliate interests.
Center Affiliate Member Benefits
Center-Specific Steering Committee
One seat on the Center’s steering committee. Engage and network with other Affiliates and provide strategic guidance to Center leadership.
Access to Trained Personnel
Priority access to Center faculty, staff, and graduate students.
Customized Tour of Energy Research Facilities
Bring a group on a guided, insider’s tour of any of our specialized facilities.
Opportunity to provide an educational display from your company within our facilities.
Opportunity to conduct targeted student interviews or recruitment sessions on campus.
Access to UC Davis Meeting Spaces
Assistance with hosting meetings at campus facilities.
Two complimentary tickets to the annual Affiliates Forum.**
Early Access to White Papers
Receive early access to white papers before they are released to the general public.
Plus all benefits of being an Affiliate Supporter
Center Affiliate Supporter Benefits
Recognition on the Center’s website and Affiliate Forum materials.
Exclusive participation in, and early access to, two Center-specific webinars each year.
An annual phone call with Center faculty and researchers.
Opportunity to post jobs and internships on our website and student distribution lists.
One complimentary ticket to the annual Affiliates Forum.**
Student Fellowship $50,000
The fellowship will carry the company name and a student will be appointed to this fellowship for the academic year. The student will work, under faculty direction, on a project that is of interest to the company. The student will present his or her research to the company at the end of the academic year.
Leadership Sponsor $100,000
Leadership sponsors serve on the Energy and Efficiency Institute Board of Advisors—an outstanding network of executive-level thought-leaders, representing some of the largest investors in the energy industry. For more information, please see materials on the Leadership Sponsor Program.
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