Sponsor

The International Capstone Project Exchange Sponsorship Program
The International Capstone Project Exchange Sponsorship Program is the one way that industry partners can support the ICPE.

An ICPE sponsor is recognized on the ICPE website through various methods, including placing your logo and certain links on our website.

Why should I provide funding to support the ICPE?
The International Capstone Project Exchange is a network of universities and companies that collaborate to give students real-world international experience without requiring travel. Using the telecommuting concept, teams of capstone students complete projects for industry partners in other countries. This exchange helps universities and companies from around the world connect. Students are provided a unique learning experience much like they will encounter if working for a multi-national company.

By sponsoring the ICPE you show your support for our mission and help sustain a vibrant system. Sponsorship also gives you the opportunity to “give back” to students all across the globe by helping to provide a means to learn more about international collaboration.

Export Controls:
NDSU’s operation of the ICPE will include compliance with all US Export Control Laws. All industry partners and educational institutions shall be responsible for their own compliance with all applicable export control laws.


Sponsorship Levels

There are two sponsorship levels, defined by donation amount.

Strategic Partner

  • Donation: US$5,000+/year
  • Your logo (max size: 400x179) on our ICPE website
  • Logo Location: top section of page
  • Logo in rotation, random placement
  • Logo in a two column row
  • Use of ICPE Strategic Partner logo for your site
  • Option to include a link to your employee-recruiting site
  • Ability to list a proposed project on the ICPE website

Industry Partner

  • Donation: US$1,000–$4,999/year
  • Your logo (max size: 223x100) on our ICPE website
  • Logo Location: below Strategic Partner list
  • Logo in alphabetical placement
  • Logo in a three column row
  • Use of ICPE Partner logo for your site
  • Option to include a link to your employee-recruiting site

What is the benefit of being a Strategic Partner instead of an Industry Partner?
The additional benefit of becoming a Strategic Partner is that you will be able to include a proposed project on the ICPE website which will be available to ICPE university members to view for consideration.

How will the ICPE Project listings be managed?
As a Strategic Partner you will be able to include a proposed project (generally in the form of a statement of a problem) on the ICPE website. This proposed project which will be available to ICPE university members to view for consideration. If a university team is interested in pursuing the project, it would submit a brief proposal, including any fees and necessary budget required to carry out the project, directly to you for consideration. You are then free to select one, none or several of the universities’ proposed projects for performance. The ICPE has a simple template contract for a Strategic Partner to engage a university member to perform a capstone project, however it is ultimately up to those parties to complete a mutually acceptable arrangement.

How will my Partner fees assist the ICPE?
In order to keep the ICPE a sustainable and vibrant organization, funds are needed for a variety of things such as website maintenance, publishing brochures, marketing, follow-up after pairing requests are made and making sure project exchanges are running smoothly. As the ICPE matures, we envision conferences to support and expand international capstone experiences.

Who can become an ICPE Partner?
An individual or a business located anywhere in the world that would be legal to operate anywhere in the United States.

The ICPE is a part of NDSU
The International Capstone Project Exchange operates on the campus of North Dakota State University, which is a non-profit educational institution. A portion of your sponsorship fees may be tax-deductible.

I would like to talk to someone about supporting the ICPE
If you would like more information about supporting the ICPE, please refer to the CONTACT page on our website.

How do sponsorship renewals happen?
Sponsors may join the ICPE at any time. Your sponsorship will run for one year from the first of the next month following the receipt of payment. During the term of your annual sponsorship your logo will display on the ICPE website.

Approximately two months before the end of your sponsorship, the ICPE will contact you requesting renewal. If renewal has not occurred by the renewal date, the ICPE will remove the sponsor’s logo and any proposed projects, as applicable, from the website.

Can I just make a one-time donation?
The ICPE appreciates donations of any size. The International Capstone Project Exchange operates on the campus of North Dakota State University. Any gifts made to the ICPE should be managed for tax-purposes as a gift to the university and donations may be tax-deductible. These gifts are managed by the university in restricted accounts and limited to necessary expenses for only the ICPE. If you are an individual and your employer has a gift-matching program, please consider using that as well.

All non-monetary gifts will be considered on a case-by case basis.

Export Controls:
NDSU’s operation of the ICPE will include compliance with all US Export Control Laws. All industry partners and educational institutions shall be responsible for their own compliance with all applicable export control laws.