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Membership Overview

SECA is the corporate affiliate program for the Precourt Institute for Energy, which serves as the hub of a broad and deep network of experts from various science, technology, behavioral, business, and policy disciplines who are working independently and collaboratively to solve the world's most pressing energy problems.

There are 3 tiers of SECA annual membership:

  • Foundational Member: at the US $250,000 level, up to three funding allocations may be distributed at this annual membership fee.
  • Regular Member: at the US $100,000 level, one funding allocation is offered, and includes all other membership program benefits.
  • Small Business or Nonprofit Member: at the US $25,000 level, this tier is reserved for small businesses or nonprofits with fewer than or equal to 100 employees. These SECA members receive invitations to all SECA and Precourt Institute for Energy events.

Additional research tokens may be purchased by SECA members for US $75,000 each.

Stanford will provide invoices for charges. Membership is considered renewed on an annual basis upon receipt of the annual membership fee.

Program Benefits

The benefits to our members are considerable:

SECA membership allocations can be made in the Fellow-Mentor-Advisor Program and/or focus groups, and/or visiting scholars programs. These funds support the exploration of innovative research ideas.

All SECA memberships are subject to Stanford University Policies for Industry Affiliates Programs. All Visiting Scholars must comply with Stanford University Visiting Scholars guidelines.

Our consortium of faculty

Spanning Stanford's Seven Schools, our team is led by program Faculty Co-Directors Prof. Sally Benson, Precourt Family Professor in the department of Earth Resources Engineering, and Prof. Arun Majumdar, Precourt Professor in the department of Mechanical Engineering and of Photon Science, and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering

Current Members

Membership in SECA allows a broad-reaching engagement with numerous benefits, programs, and services, including all of the following:

  • Fellow-Mentor-Advisor Program or Focus Groups (StorageX, Hydrogen, or Bits & Watts), enables participation in research-in-progress (up to three allocations included with membership)
  • Facilitated engagement opportunities across Stanford's Seven Schools, tailored to your organization’s unique needs
  • Invitations to conferences, workshops, New Faculty Seminars, and other events
  • Custom meetings coordinated to meet your company’s needs

Members include Applied Materials, Murata, and Trafigura.




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