Avenues for Partnering
The CAMM User Facility
All direct use of the CAMM facility by an individual company is through the CAMM User Program. Under this program, company users obtain equipment time in the Center. Neither University nor the Research Foundation of SUNY would make any claim to a company's intellectual property based solely on their use of the facility, provided that the CAMM User Program Memorandum of Understanding is signed by the parties prior to such use. As a user facility, the CAMM will provide equipment access and staff support on the equipment. It is expected that companies bring their own skilled scientists to work in our laboratory alongside our technical staff. Under this agreement, users keep the details of their specific projects confidential, and do not ask for assistance in developing intellectual property. No help other than assistance by the Center's technical support staff will be provided by CAMM to users utilizing this approach.
In addition to the CAMM Facility, University and the Research Foundation have many other user facilities on campus which may be available to our members on a fee basis. Further information on these facilities is available here
When companies collaborate with Binghamton University faculty and students on specific projects, with the goal of sharing expertise, a sponsored research agreement is recommended. Any new intellectual property developed under these agreements, using Binghamton University facilities, is owned by the Research Foundation of SUNY and the company sponsor is given an option to negotiate an exclusive license to any developed technology. Further information is available here