Member Benefits

Research access

  • Early involvement with and an early look into new MIT technologies. Members can maintain a perpetual on-campus presence, giving them access to MIT.nano seminars and events, and exposure to MIT.nano talent and startups.
  • Ability to embed an employee as a visiting scientist at MIT, with daily engagement with the people, research, and community of MIT. The Visiting Scientist will become a part of one of MIT’s research groups or centers, which will provide him/her an intellectual home from which to access activities at MIT.
  • Potential to partner with MIT in advancement of technologies and products based on the latest innovations. These innovations might have been developed solely by MIT researchers or in collaboration with the Member institution. Such research partnerships with MIT research groups could be used as a funding leverage when applying for external grants.
  • Capacity to guide MIT’s technical pursuits by providing feedback on real-world technical needs.

Talent access

  • Contact with top-talent through formal and informal engagement with MIT students and post-docs; this will enhance the ability of Member institutions to attract and hire top MIT students and postdocs as interns and permanent hires.
  • Ability to promote Member institution job openings through MIT.nano events, website, and other opportunities, such as the MAP showcase recruiting event.
  • Capacity to position the Member institution's Visiting Scientist as a technical advisor in thesis committees of MIT graduate students.
  • Ability to conduct research involving customers (some of which could be MIT.nano members).


  • Access to MIT.nano toolsets at a lower rate than external users through the MIT.nano Facilities Access Program for Member institutions.
  • Ability to take advantage of MIT’s convening power to organize workshops of Member’s interest.
  • Ability to organize a corporate function at MIT once a year. This corporate function could be augmented with a targeted student recruiting/engagement event.
  • Receive, once a year, a curated list of opportunities for engagements beyond the ones the Member institution is already a part of.