The Aura Consortium is a collection of companies
that partner with Carnegie Mellon in creating Aura. The membership fees paid
by the companies fund the research and development efforts in Aura. In return,
consortium members receive royalty-free rights to commercialize Aura
- Royalty-free rights to commercialize Aura technology.
- Collaborative research & development opportunities
with Aura researchers
- Invitation to Aura retreats to hear about the latest research
results, to offer suggestions on future research steps, and to interact with
faculty and students.
- One-day private workshop annually for each company to discuss
company-specific technical issues related to Aura.
- Invitation to place one company employee on site at Carnegie
Mellon to represent company interests and be closely involved in Aura research.
- Ability to deploy prototype hardware and software under
NDA at Carnegie Mellon to gain early feedback from usage in Aura.
- Early access to technical reports and research publications
- Access to students for summer internships and permanent
Who might be
We envision a wide range of potential consortium members.
Here are some examples:
- Wearable and handheld hardware vendors
- Heads-up display vendors
- Wireless technology vendors
- "Smart room" technology vendors
- Open Source software vendors
- Storage systems vendors
- Technology investment groups
What does it
The membership fee is $500K per year, with a 3-year commitment.
How do I get
M. Satyanarayanan at Carnegie Mellon University by phone at (412)-268-3743,
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last edited by Satya on 09/21/2000