How to Become a VIP Industry Affiliate

  • Click Here for a printable flyer with details about the VIP Industry Affiliates Program.

  • Explore the list of VIP Teams and choose which teams(s) your company or organization would like to support.  (VIP staff can assist and facilitate introductions if desired.)

  • Contact Kitty Vogt (kvogt@gatech.edu) or the advisor(s) of the specific team(s) of interest and ask to establish a VIP Industry Affiliate relationship.

  • VIP Industry Affiliates provide $15,000 or more per team, per year for the support of student activities.

  • Funds are designated for student support only. (See parameters, below.) No deliverables or tangible benefits may be conveyed.  

  • Interactions between the VIP Industry Affiliate and the selected team(s) are tailored to fit mutual interests and may include, for example, invitations to attend team meetings and end-of-semester presentations.

 

Funding Parameters

  • No direct benefits or contractual requirements/deliverables can be conveyed to the funding source.

  • The VIP Industry Affiliate may not dictate research activities of the team.

  • No intellectual property is assigned to the VIP Industry Affiliate.

  • The VIP Industry Affiliate may not require that information shared with the team be kept confidential.

  • Unless restricted by the funding source, funds can be used for:

- Equipment
- Materials & Supplies
- Student Travel
- Printing/Fabrication Services
- Student Wages
- Food for Team Events
  • Funds may not be used for instructor support.

  • Expenditures must comply with Georgia Tech purchasing policies & procedures.

  • No indirect costs are charged to Industry Affiliate funds, but fringe benefits may be charged if relevant to fund expenditures.