The Global Innovation Family

Become a WAITRO member

WAITRO’s core value is its global network of research organizations and other organizations interested in partnering with research organizations. WAITRO members benefit from a variety of programs and services and enjoy a wide range of additional advantages.

Full Member

Full membership status can be granted to:

  • Research institutes
  • Universities with a strong research presence
  • Research laboratories

Full membership status brings the following benefits:

  • Building and joining consortia to respond to international funding opportunities.
  • Connecting with new customers for research products or services

  • Best practices in RTO management and related areas (participation in benchmarking studies).

  • Free premium services on WAITRO’s Open Innovation Platform SAIRA.

  • Access to research needs and priorities from Associate members.

  • Participate and vote in the WAITRO General Assembly.

  • Co-branding with WAITRO, use of WAITRO logo and display of member logo on WAITRO website.

  • Employees eligible for election to the WAITRO Executive Board.

  • Member can apply to be a WAITRO Regional Focal Point.

  • Lead WAITRO workshops, webinars and training events with the support of the WAITRO Secretariat.

  • Compete and receive funds from the WAITRO Innovation Award.

  • Propose WAITRO Fellowship projects, send and receive WAITRO Fellows from both Full and Associate Members.

Terms of reference
Application Form

Associate Member

Associate membership status can be granted to: 

  • For-profit organizations such as MNEs, SMEs, Start-ups
  • Investment and venture capital companies

  • Non-governmental organizations

Associate membership status brings the following benefits:

  • Building and joining consortia to respond to international funding opportunities.
  • Identifying research capacity of WAITRO Full Members to solve industry problems.

  • Opportunities to define and advocate for research priorities to a global RTO audience.
  • Platform to articulate their needs and interests, identify cross-cutting problems, and influence the direction of research providers and funders.

  • Sponsor WAITRO events or projects targeted at corporate strategies consistent with sustainable development.

  • Co-brand with WAITRO, use of WAITRO logo and display of company logo on WAITRO website.

  • Participate in WAITRO Fellowship projects, workshops, webinars and other events.

  • Attend the WAITRO General Assembly as observer.

Terms of reference
Application Form

WAITRO’S PROGRAMS AND SERVICES FOR MEMBERS

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Membership Fees

GNI PER CAPITA (USD) >2.000 2.000-10.000 10.00-30.000 >30.000
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE (USD) 250 500 1.000 2.000