Sponsorship Packages

IMSC provides various and flexible sponsorship packages which can fit to sponsors' interests. The following packages can be customized per Sponsor’s requirements.

Bronze Package ($25K per year)


  • Resources. Reasonable access and introductions to certain resources at the Center, such as relevant faculty, staff, students, and programs at the Center and assistance in developing cross-disciplinary relationships.
  • Technology design and development. Sponsor will have the opportunity to individually sponsor research (projects), license technology or pursue other collaboration arrangements with the Center pursuant to separately negotiated agreements.
  • The $25K annual contribution can be transferred to the sponsored project if Sponsor defines a separate project.
  • Recognition. Recognition as an official Bronze sponsor of the Center in all events. Invitation to the Center’s events such as the Center’s annual retreat.
  • Thought-leaders. Sponsor will have reasonable access to the Center’s leadership and the board of advisors for idea sharing, feasibility and vetting, validation strategies and facilitating group discussions with appropriate stakeholders.
  • Public Relations. Sponsor may reasonably participate in the Center’s media outreach and social networking.
  • Silver Package ($50K per year)


  • All the benefits in the Bronze Package.
  • Sponsor Site Visit. Sponsor can request meetings at Sponsor’s site for their convenience. Faculty or staff of the Center will visit Sponsor’s site for meetings as well as to offer seminars and short lectures on mutually interested topics.
  • Company Day. Sponsor visits the Center for one-day exclusive customized meeting.
  • Gold Package ($100K per year)


  • All the benefits in the Silver package.
  • Employee Residence. An employee from Sponsor can reside at the Center for close collaboration.
  • Employee Training. A short (less than a week) certificate program can be offered for a small group of Sponsor employees at the Center’s site. The certificate will be signed by the IMSC director and the dean of the USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering.
  • Project. A small size project (e.g., a pilot project) can be defined and performed collaboratively between the Center and the Sponsor.
  • Intellectual Property. Non-exclusive royalty-free right within field of use for the IP generated from the sponsored project.
  • Platinum Package ($250K per year)


  • All the benefits in the Gold package.
  • Project. A medium size project can be defined and performed collaboratively between the Center and the Sponsor.
  • Customized Benefit. Exclusive customized benefits are negotiable.
  • Intellectual Property. First right of negotiation for exclusive licensing of IP generated from the sponsored project.


  • Contacts: Seon Ho Kim, Ph.D. Associate Director (213) 740-2483 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.