Roadmap to Partnership & Renewal

1. Let’s discuss - schedule a call

Whether this is your first introduction to The Data Mine or you are a dear friend. We look forward to talking in more detail with you during a 25-minute call.

You are welcome to schedule a call with us on our Calendly page or email us at [email protected]

2. Project Description

View our project description guidelines to help you define your customized project.

Our industry partners sign this Sponsor Acknowledgment (click here to download). Most of our partners require students and staff to sign a NDA. As an additional option students can be required to sign an IP agreement. Funding levels are listed in the Sponsor Acknowledgment. Partners who already signed a Sponsor Acknowledgment within the last 5 years can simplify things by just signing a new Addendum (click here to download)

Visit the Legal & Funding page for details.

4. Summer Planning

We are excited to meet with you every other week for 25 minutes during the summer to plan the specifics of your project(s). Visit the Summer Checklist page for a readiness checklist.

5. Renewal

The renewal process for the next academic year (August - May) starts in January, but please note that we are delighted to discuss additional projects at any time.

We look forward to building a lasting relationship with your company, developing a deep connection over the many years of partnering together.


Check out our FAQ page or email us.