How do you spend our affiliate contribution?
Primarily to pay graduate students and researchers and a little on specialized equipment and software to support them. It is not used to pay "overhead", i.e. staff salaries, utilities, etc.
Why do you have a $5000 minimum?
We greatly appreciate hardware and software donations, but have learnt from experience and talking to other institutions that these donations are often wasted unless cash is available to integrate new tools into our environment and put researchers to work with them.
What kind of equipment should I consider donating or loaning?
We are developing a list of needs under four catagories: research, music production, teaching and general infrastructure.
How do I license technology from CNMAT?
UC Berkeley's Office of Technology Licensing is very experienced at developing successful technology transfers for a wide range of technologies and industries. We declare our inventions and technologies to them and they handle the marketing and licensing. We can also develop a plan with them in the case of technology you would like CNMAT to develop for future licensing.
How can we collaborate with CNMAT without our competitors learning of our plans?
CNMAT principals have many years experience of successful technology transfers and development in industry
and academia. Here are some of the principles that guide our relationship to industry which is adpated to each individual