Corporate Membership


Andy Ryan

Andy Ryan

The Media Lab is supported by a diverse array of members, including some of the world’s leading organizations. 

Our members, whose businesses range from electronics to entertainment, fashion to health care, and toys to telecommunications, not only provide the majority of the Lab’s annual operating budget, they also help us to conduct research in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary environment.                                      

Questions about membership?

Why become a corporate member?   

  1. Access to cutting-edge research and innovation: The MIT Media Lab is a world-renowned research institution focusing on cutting-edge technologies and their impact on society. Members of the Lab have access to the latest research findings, emerging technologies, and innovative ideas from a diverse group of experts.
  2. Networking and collaboration opportunities: The MIT Media Lab provides a unique environment for collaboration and networking among its members. Members can connect with other innovative companies and organizations, startups, researchers, and students from around the world.
  3. Increased visibility and reputation: Membership at the MIT Media Lab can enhance an organization's reputation as an innovative leader in its industry. This can help attract top talent, build partnerships with other key players in the industry, and differentiate the organization from competitors.
  4. Exposure to new markets and customers: The MIT Media Lab has a global reach and attracts diverse partners and collaborators. As a member, organizations can gain exposure to new markets and customers and identify new business opportunities.
  5. Access to resources and facilities: The MIT Media Lab has state-of-the-art facilities and resources that members can use to develop and test new products and services. These resources can be particularly valuable for organizations that may not have access to similar resources.

Members as of May 1, 2024

Member collaboration
: Dentsu collaboration with Affective Computing group                 

Membership Levels

Consortium Lab Member (CLM)

As a Consortium Lab Member, your company plays a leading role in fulfilling our mission to create transformative technologies, experiences, and systems that enable people to reimagine and redesign their lives. For up to a three-year period, consortium members have the rare and unique opportunity to engage with Media Lab students, researchers, and faculty on key research areas of common interest and global importance. Membership benefits include:

  • Access to research updates through the password-protected Member Portal
  • Invitations for your representatives to each of the Media Lab’s biannual Member Meetings
  • Non-exclusive, license-free, royalty-free licensing rights for IP to all work created in the Media Lab during your membership years
  • Lab-wide visiting privileges for your employees and customized company day at the Lab with a strategic brainstorming session—deep dives into a Media Lab research group or project of specific interest to your organization—with Media Lab faculty, staff, and students
  • Invitation to Lab-wide lectures and special events
  • Student recruitment
  • Featured status on the MIT Media Lab website as a Member

Consortium Research Lab Member (CRLM)

This provides all the benefits of a CLM plus the opportunity to have an employee-in-residence at the Media Lab to engage deeply in collaborative projects with a faculty member and become part of a research group.

Rébecca's story
Rébecca Kleinberger, Harman International Liaison + MIT Media Lab PhD Graduate, talks about her experience as a CRLM participant.

Named Scholar (add-on)

For a two-year commitment, your organization may name a student scholar. Also available for non-members.

Above is a sample of the major membership opportunities. Contact us to discuss other programs that fit your needs and interests.

To learn more about Media Lab corporate membership, please email: or (Mirei Rioux, Director of Member/Donor Relations)

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