Shared Research Program

The annual Shared Research Program Request for Proposal (RFP) issued by the Center for Research and Education in Wind (CREW) to scientists and faculty at the four Collaboratory Institutions and Affiliate Research Institutions is based on the research thrust areas that CREW members help select. Each year, this results in a group of pre-competitive shared research projects that receive funding; the members receive non-exclusive, royalty-free licenses to the resulting intellectual property. Shared research projects are supported by a pool of funds created from annual membership fees, matching funding from the Colorado Renewable Energy Authority, and potentially other sources.
Essentially, each member of CREW leverages its annual membership fees by gaining access to the intellectual property generated by the shared research program (in accordance with the terms and conditions of the CREW Membership Agreement).
The intellectual property licenses allow members to build on that intellectual property via internal research capabilities within their own companies, or by pursuing proprietary research via the Sponsored Research Program.

Make sure you check the Request For Proposals for the annual call for shared research!