Corporate Partner Program

The Ken Kennedy Institute Corporate Partner Program

The Ken Kennedy Institute Corporate Partner Program is an opportunity for organizations to partner with top-tier researchers at Rice University. Through this annual program, companies can develop research collaborations, sponsor graduate students, recruit top talent, and become a strategic arm in pushing artificial intelligence, data, and computing further. We aim to support your organization by creating valuable connections driven by our mission and the pursuit of innovation.

Partner Benefits

Partnership Levels & Benefits

Corporate Partner: $15,000

The base-level of partnership provides the opportunity to collaborate with the Ken Kennedy Institute team, support graduate students, and attend a variety of events.

  • Build a collaborative relationship with the Ken Kennedy Institute through bi-annual meetings with our Director of Partnerships.
  • Sponsor a one-year graduate student fellowship.
  • Access to graduate student database of current industry-sponsored and memorial fellowship recipients.
  • Invitation to the Ken Kennedy Institute Fellowship Reception and Student Showcase.
  • Access to promo codes for 50% off conferences, workshops, and boot camps hosted by the Ken Kennedy Institute.
  • Branding on the Ken Kennedy Institute website and in annual newsletters to member and community mailing lists.
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    Premium Corporate Partner: $40,000

    This partnership level expands your company's opportunities to work directly with top students and faculty at Rice University through exclusive invitations and promotions.

    • Access to graduate student database of all fellowship recipients, including recruiting fellowship students and exclusive access to CVs, publications, and more.
    • Opportunity to invite all industry, memorial, and recruiting fellowship recipients annually to tour your company’s facility and meet your staff.
    • Invitation to speak at an AI in Industry Seminar / Panel on Rice University’s campus with a reception to follow.
    • Personalized campus visits to meet with Rice University faculty and researchers to enable potential research collaborations.
    • Opportunity to promote recruitment announcements channeled directly to top talent, including job postings, internship opportunities, research projects, and networking events.
    • All base-level benefits.

    Get Involved

    Ready to get started? Connect with our Director of Partnerships to learn how we can best support your company's recruiting and research needs.

    Brochure: Corporate Partner Program Overview

    Learn More: About the Ken Kennedy Institute

    Corporate Partner Program


The Rice Ken Kennedy Institute is located on the campus of Rice University inside Duncan Hall. Click the map below for directions.

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Rice University
Ken Kennedy Institute
6100 Main Street, MS-39
Houston, Texas 77005


Phone: 713-348-5823

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