Become a WEMPEC Sponsor !
Greetings from Madison! We are very pleased that you are considering sponsorship of the Wisconsin Electric Machines and Power Electronics Consortium (WEMPEC).
Currently in our 32nd year as a major research consortium, WEMPEC holds the sponsorship of companies worldwide. Sponsorship contributions to our consortium, in the form of a $15,000 check or more per year per sponsoring unit, are used to fund basic research of interest to our supporting companies. Information on our latest developments in power electronics, actuators, sensors, drives, motion control, and drive applications is reported on a regular basis to each sponsor's designated liaison engineer. In addition, a newsletter is sent out to all of your company's interested engineers with information on our latest research reports, M.S. and Ph.D. theses, etcetera. This keeps you technologically up-to-date, and months to years ahead of non-sponsors. This advanced knowledge is a tremendous aid in each company's technology planning.
Annually we sponsor an on-site WEMPEC review meeting where our engineer's research projects are discussed in detail and demonstrated for our WEMPEC sponsors. Our next meeting will be held on May 21-22, 2014, here in Madison, WI.
WEMPEC also offers educational benefits to our sponsors that include reduced fees for our short courses and for our semester-long Outreach Courses that are recorded and distributed to the students. The recorded media has proven to enable asynchronous learning of our more advanced areas worldwide. This outreach effort allows your engineers to take our graduate courses at your plant sites. In addition, the faculty members are openly accessible to sponsors for professional advice. Our sponsors also value the direct access to our students as potential recruits for summer or long-term employment.
Another valuable benefit is detailed in our Intellectual Property Policy that describes how your sponsorship fees act as prepaid royalties if you elect to use intellectual property (patents) which were invented during your period of membership. Should you decide to become a sponsor, you will need to print, fill out and sign the Memorandum Agreement form and return it with your sponsorship fee of at least $15,000 to:
2559D Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1691
Please make checks payable to: University of Wisconsin Foundation – WEMPEC
We hope to welcome you as a WEMPEC sponsor soon!