Members contribute $200K a year, and make a 3-year commitment. The fee for existing Media Lab sponsors is $100K in recognition of the CFP Full Member’s cumulative Media Lab support. Benefits include:
- Unlimited participation at CFP events
- Unlimited participation in CFP working groups
- One-on-one interaction with CFP faculty members
- Full access to CFP intellectual property
- Affiliate member status in the MIT Media Lab with limited access to Media Lab intellectual property
"The CFP has created a valuable and unique forum for the exchange of ideas, developments, visions and research between industry representatives and recognized academic masterminds. A series of regular working group meetings, workshops, and plenaries has led to deep research and a rich set of tools to help bring CFP ideas inside corporations. The ongoing dialogue of the CFP is of high value to its sponsors."
— Dirk Trossen, Cambridge University
"The CFP provides us, for the first time, with an examination of technology innovation that intersects with business innovation. The combined participation of industry and academia directly benefits the analysis of the complex scenarios faced by the telecommunications industry today. The ideas and results of the CFP provide valuable input to our internal discussions on our firm's strategic direction."
— Roberto Saracco, Telecom Italia
"In some programs, you listen to and meet influential people — or you get business analysis and discussion of communications industry problems — or you get technical analysis and discussion — or you work with other industry people to identify and fix problems — or you work with academics to identify and fix problems. At CFP you do all of these. And because the standard is consistently high, it's worth it for the best people from a broad spectrum of industry and academia to participate."
— Bob Briscoe, BT Research