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Membership on Industry Advisory Board (IAB): The IAB meets annually. It is composed of senior managers from CIFE members at the Small Business level and above. Associate, Member and Small Business-level firms are permitted one representative in this group; Collaborator-level firms may send two representatives. The purpose of the IAB is to provide overall policy guidance and strategic direction to CIFE. This group provides the direction for major research initiatives and CIFE programs.

Membership on Technical Advisory Committee (TAC): The TAC meets in the spring to review CIFE seed research projects proposed by Stanford faculty members and to recommend projects for funding.  Members at the Small Business, Member, Associate and Collaborator levels may send up to three representatives.