Seminar at the eScience Institute

Community members attending one of the eScience Institute’s hackweeks.

The eScience Institute’s Industry Affiliates Program supports the mutual needs of industry and academia in data science, development and education. Through this program, we provide mechanisms for technical exchange and discovery, networking opportunities with the data science community, and collaboration on data science projects and programs. Relationships between companies, faculty, and students provide everyone with valuable insights on opportunities, problems, and solutions.

Your contribution to this program supports the eScience Institute’s mission to empower and educate researchers and students in all fields to answer fundamental questions through the use of large, complex, and noisy data.


Our Affiliates Program offers many benefits to industry. As a part of this program, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with the University of Washington data science community while supporting research innovation. Invitations to our events, access to cutting-edge methodology, recruitment opportunities, and sponsorship acknowledgment are just a few of the benefits that are included in the program. To see all benefits, click here.


Our Affiliates Program has a tiered structure, meaning that your company can decide how much of an investment makes sense for you. Our tiered structure ranges from $0 – $50,000+ and has a variety of benefits associated with each tier. As you move up in contribution, each membership level includes new, exciting benefits as well as the preceding tiers of benefits. Membership to the Industry Affiliates Program requires an annual, qualifying contribution to the eScience Institute. To see all tiers, click here.

Institute Director Magda Balazinska chats with attendees of the 2018 UW Data Science Summit

Institute Director, Magda Balazinska (right), chats with attendees of the 2018 UW Data Science Summit (now called the NW Data Science Summit).

Interested in joining?

To join our Industry Affiliate’s Program or for more information, please contact Executive Director Sarah Stone at or data scientist Bernease Herman at

If you are interested in our free tier, please sign up here. Our free membership includes:

  • Invitation to our Data Science Career Fair and other events (separate registration fees apply).
  • Receiving our quarterly industry affiliates newsletter.
  • Receiving our weekly bulletin to hear about general eScience news and announcements (to receive the bulletin, you will also need to register here).

Policy Statement

Please refer to our our policy statement for more information about the program and our policies.

Contributing Members

Click here to see all of our current Industry Affiliate members.

Check out our Industry Affiliates Program flyer to see all the benefits and contribution tiers currently offered.