FAQs (Become a WAITRO member)2021-04-13T17:17:37+00:00

WAITRO Membership

Do the same fees apply to full and associate members?2021-04-14T10:16:38+00:00

Yes.

What is the difference between full members and associate members?2021-04-14T10:15:43+00:00

Full membership status is intended for any organization that primarily does research. Associate membership status is intended for any organization that does not primarily do research but has interest in cross-border applied research and the infrastructure to support it.

The benefits of a respective membership are listed above.

Can associate members become full members?2021-04-14T10:17:20+00:00

Associate members usually cannot become full members; full membership is exclusively for organizations actively involved in research or development. Exceptional circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Can I become a WAITRO member as an individual?2021-04-14T10:14:28+00:00

WAITRO membership status can only be granted to eligible organizations. Individuals are not eligible for WAITRO membership status.

Can I cancel my organization’s WAITRO membership?2021-07-26T10:57:19+00:00

Yes. The organization’s contact person needs to send a message to WAITRO’s Secretary General.

Does an organization need to renew their WAITRO membership?2021-04-14T10:12:19+00:00

Yes. Once a year, your organization’s contact person will receive a membership renewal mail.

Membership Categories

Can associate members become full members?2021-04-14T10:17:20+00:00

Associate members usually cannot become full members; full membership is exclusively for organizations actively involved in research or development. Exceptional circumstances are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Associate members2021-04-13T17:17:15+00:00

Associate membership shall be open to for-profit organizations with a commercial interest in industrial research, including corporations, banks and investment funds.

Full members2021-04-13T17:17:15+00:00

Full membership shall be open to non-profit or not-for-profit organizations involved in research or development relevant to industrial technology. In exceptional cases, for-profit companies that operate a substantial portion of their business as an RTO should be considered for full membership.

Membership Fees / Members in good standing

How high are WAITRO membership fees?2021-04-13T17:17:15+00:00

Membership fees have been temporarily waived until 2023

Instead, all members will have to fill out a survey and give some data about their organization and employees to be considered as member in good standing. If no further action is taken by the end of 2022, the agreed fees below upon will automatically apply.

New Scheme

GNI per capita  2000 USD 2000 USD 10000 USD  30000 USD 
Fee 250 USD  500 USD  1000 USD  2000 USD

Application Process

WAITRO Contact Person

How do I change my contact information with WAITRO?2021-04-14T10:29:41+00:00

Please contact the WAITRO Secretariat.

I am the Contact Person and am retiring or leaving my organization. What are the next steps?2021-04-14T10:28:51+00:00

Please contact the WAITRO Secretariat.

What is the role of a WAITRO contact person?2021-04-14T10:28:23+00:00

The contact person (CP) receives official notices from WAITRO Secretariat and acts as a gatekeeper. The CP responds to, or delegates responses to Calls for Participation as well as other WAITRO announcements. The CP should be able to appoint or nominate participants for WAITRO working groups.

Who should become a WAITRO contact person?2021-04-14T10:28:04+00:00

This person should know enough about the organization’s structure to forward opportunities to the right people within the organization. It is more important to be involved in organization’s strategy than to have detailed technical knowledge.

What is a WAITRO contact person?2021-04-14T10:27:41+00:00

A WAITRO contact person is the main point of contact between the member and the WAITRO Secretariat, Regional Representatives and Regional Focal Points. Every member organization has one main and one deputy contact person.