Joining CBE

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We welcome companies and organizations to become part of our community by joining CBE’s industry consortium. Membership confers significant benefits, and joining is a simple process. Please download CBE’s center brochure to read more about our current portfolio and membership.

Membership Agreements and Levels

Membership in the CBE consortium is obtained by signing a participation agreement with the university. This agreement describes the details of CBE membership, including member benefits, confidentiality, and intellectual property terms.

Here we provide a table of membership levels, benefits and fees (PDF).

Industry Sustaining Memberships

Special cost sharing arrangements with UC Berkeley allow CBE to reduce overhead and administrative costs to maximize partner investment in our research projects. As a result, the sustaining annual membership fee of $40,000 provide partners with access to a research portfolio with annual funding of over $2 million.

A/E/C Memberships

The center staff and industry partners agree that the participation of leading architecture, engineering, and construction (A/E/C) firms is important to the Center’s success. Because research investment in these types of companies is generally modest, CBE allows individual A/E/C firms to join with a $14,000 annual membership.

Small Business Memberships

CBE staff and faculty worked with industry member leadership in fall 2009 to create membership tiers for small businesses, acknowledging the financial constraints of small firms and startups. The table of membership levels, benefits, and fees explains which businesses may qualify as well as pricing.

To find out more about membership in CBE, please contact David Lehrer by email at

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