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There are multiple ways in which entities may partner with CPI. The following three branches of sponsorship possibilities outline these sponsorship directions. Please email CPI to discuss your questions and goals for sponsorship.

CPI sponsorship levels

CPI Partner

Minimum 2 years (customizable)

  • Deliver a call for proposals process on priority research topics to CPI faculty members
    • Semi-annual reports by Primary Investigators on the priority area targeted by the CFP
  • Participation in up to 3 consultation meetings a year with CPI faculty members
  • Invited to be a member of CPI’s industry advisory board
  • Depending on the sponsorship amount, options to attribute funds for:
    • a named lecture series
    • student awards (e.g., Best CPI dissertation/thesis award)
    • a named Research Chair
    • other possibilities, to be discussed with the Partner
  • Discuss deeper engagement with CPI and the Partner, e.g.,
    • Co-develop a professional upskilling cybersecurity/privacy course in partnership with WatSPEED
    • Discuss and receive updates in policy projects and reports
  • Includes Corporate Sponsor options

CPI Corporate Sponsor

$25,000+ per year

  • Student engagement event e.g., Hackathon / Capture the Flag event for specific sponsor topics 
  • Corporate Sponsors event e.g., Career day / Job fair
  • Regular reports on recent achievements by CPI researchers in selected CPI research areas
  • Invitation to CPI’s annual October event(s); including a sponsor desk where the sponsor can disseminate promotional material to students, faculty members, and other visitors
  • Participate in CPI blog posts, podcasts, and research spotlights
  • Annual meeting with CPI and selected CPI experts to discuss collaboration in Sponsor’s priority research areas, I.e., CPI RoundTable Discussion
  • Additional student awards, e.g., more undergraduate awards ($1000 each), if available
  • Includes Scholastic Sponsor options

CPI Scholastic Sponsor

$15,000+ per year

  • Named student awards
    • Either a named graduate scholarship ($10,000 each)
    • Or up to 5 named undergraduate awards ($1,000 each), if available
  • Invitation to CPI’s annual October event(s)
  • Invitation to an annual meet-and-greet event with CPI scholarship/award winners
  • Dissemination of internship and job opportunities on cpi-students mailing list
  • Annual meeting with CPI to discuss Sponsor needs for research and consulting
  • Listed as a sponsor on CPI website, reports, and other collateral materials developed

Our sponsors & partners

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