Become a WAITRO Member

World Association of Industrial and Technological Research Organizations

WAITRO is an independent, non-governmental and not-for-profit association established in 1970 to promote and encourage cooperation among research and technology organizations (RTOs). It was founded under the auspices of the United Nations system and has consultative status with many of its specialized agencies. WAITRO currently counts 160 members in 76 countries.

Mission

To facilitate action-oriented science, technology and innovation (STI) partnerships among members that contribute to sustainable development.

Vision

WAITRO is the leading global network of research and technology organizations (RTOs) that enables transformation for a sustainable future.

Types of Membership

Full Membership - Research & Technology Organizations

Full membership shall be open to: “organizations (public and private) and laboratories that are actively engaged in conducting industrial and technological research and development.”

(IV. Membership – WAITRO Constitution)

Associate Membership - Private Sector / Organizations

Associate membership shall be open to: “End-users and other beneficiaries of industrial and technological research and development, including small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).”

“Organizations that encourage and promote industrial and technological research and are desirous of assisting the Association with financial support or otherwise advancing its aims.”

(IV. Membership – WAITRO Constitution)

Membership Fees

In 2019 Membership fees are waived. After that membership rates will be based on the per capita income of a country, using GNI per capita data published by the World Bank.
GNI per capita: < 1.000 USD
Annual membership fee: 450 USD
Annual membership fee: 450 USD
GNI per capita: 1.000 - 1.500 USD
Annual membership fee: 750 USD
Annual membership fee: 750 USD
GNI per capita: 1.500 - 2.500 USD
Annual membership fee: 1.125 USD
Annual membership fee: 1.125 USD
GNI per capita: > 2.500
Annual membership fee: 1.300 - 1.500 USD
Annual membership fee: 1.300 - 1.500 USD

Ready to Become a WAITRO Member?

The WAITRO Executive Board and the Secretary General of WAITRO have agreed that in 2019, during the transition period to the new Secretariat, the WAITRO membership is temporarily waived for all members.