The Industry Partners initiative represents an effort by the Project Management research faculty and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering to develop strategic industry relationships that will result in future industry/academia collaboration opportunities and better exposure of graduate students to industry, research, and publication opportunities. The intent is to stimulate greater industry engagement in research initiatives by creating a way to identify, recognize, and thank organizations for contributing to research efforts.
At present time, Industry Partner membership is limited to select organizations, hand-picked by graduate students and researchers based on demonstrated leadership in areas of ongoing research. By contributing to ongoing research efforts, Industry Partners literally help define the next generation of cutting-edge PM research.
The following UMD Industry Partner organizations have demonstrated their leadership within the PM community and their commitment to advancing the project management body of knowledge.