JOIN

As a Cluster Member, your company will have an opportunity to engage with the Cluster Team, whose mission is to connect you with and leverage available public and private assets of the region to advance your company’s interests. If your company’s activities are related to one or more of the following Clusters, we encourage you to complete the simple application process for becoming a formal Cluster Member:

Energy + Environmental Sciences – a focus on water science, HVAC systems, turbines, distributed grid, PV/solar-thermal and energy storage.
Gaming, Entertainment + eSports – a focus on virtual/augmented reality, video game design, attraction design and mobile app development.
Learning Sciences + Human Performance – a focus on mental wellbeing, sports performance, organizational development and cognitive sciences.
Life Sciences – a focus on specialty pharma, tissue engineering, medical devices, diagnostics, mental health, destination therapeutics and telemedicine.

MEMBERSHIP COMMITMENT

In order to ensure the Cluster Team is able to provide effective Services and Activities that meet the needs and interests of the Members, it is important that the Members agree to the following:

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To be open and forthcoming with company non-proprietary information when requested by the Cluster Team;

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To be open to and willing to pursue collaborative opportunities in the region that may support their company’s interests and needs;

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To conduct themselves with a high level of professionalism when interacting with other Cluster Members and non-members, and when representing the Cluster at regional, national and international events;

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To maintain an updated company profile on the Cluster website;

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To inform the Cluster Team by email of any changes in company contact information in a reasonable period;

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To respond to the Cluster Team’s communications concerning potential opportunities, services and activities in a reasonable period;

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To renew Membership, if desired, within the specified period when requested by the Cluster Team;

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To inform the Cluster Team by email at least 60 days prior to withdrawing your Membership.

Initial Membership is for a two-year period. After two years, your company will be asked to renew its membership.

NO MEMBERSHIP FEE

There is no Membership Fee required for an initial period thanks to generous funding provided by Orange County. Additional sponsorships will be pursued to meet the operating needs of this initiative in the mid-term. If sponsors are not retained, it is the intent of the Cluster Team to request a nominal Membership Fee. If at any time a membership fee becomes necessary, the Cluster Team will provide at least 90 days’ notice to all Members; thus, allowing proper time to renew or cancel their Membership.

COMPANY PROFILE APPLICATION

Please complete the Company Profile Application that provides the necessary information to confirm your company meets Cluster Member criteria and to ensure your company will benefit from the Cluster Services & Activities. By completing the Company Profile Application below, your company is agreeing to the terms and conditions listed above.