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CREATE - the Homeland Security Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events - is developing partnerships with private companies, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations.

CREATE Industry Advisory Board

CREATE – the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events – is the first University Center of Excellence funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is based at the University of Southern California.
The CREATE Industry Advisory Board (IAB) offers memberships to companies dedicated to the development and application of homeland security solutions in CREATE’s core areas of research.

CREATE’s research capabilities focus on these key areas: risk and economic assessment of terrorist threats, consequence assessment, emergency response and information management. Building from these capabilities, CREATE develops tools for planning and evaluating investments in counter terrorism, as well as systems for real-time assessment and response to terrorist threats, including intelligence, protection, emergency response and recovery.

CREATE draws on the expertise and researchers from USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering and School of Policy, Planning and Development, and its partners, including New York University and University of Wisconsin-Madison, to innovate the best possible solutions to make our nation safer from terrorism.

Membership – CREATE IAB members receive access to CREATE’s homeland security team, providing a cost-effective resource for collaborative security-related research opportunities. Interactions between CREATE IAB members and USC faculty enable companies to be more effective and more competitive in pursuing opportunities, and developing and commercializing advanced security solutions. CREATE IAB members are also recognized and publicized for their collaboration with USC to improve homeland security through state-of-the-art research.

Specific member benefits include:

  • Membership on the CREATE Industry Advisory Board
  • Access to graduate and undergraduate students through internship and employment programs
  • Invitations to workshops and symposia
  • Member events and networking opportunities
  • Opportunities to develop joint research and development projects (RFPs, BAAs, etc.)
  • Visits and collaborations with USC researchers at USC facilities
  • Partnership plaque in the CREATE center
  • Press releases and publicity announcing membership on the board<

Membership is $10,000 per year.

For information on membership, contact Kelly Gribben at , or visit

The CREATE Industry Advisory Board will hold its first meeting on Thursday, June 21, 2007 on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

 To join CREATE’s Industry Advisory Board and attend this meeting, please complete the form below and fax to (213) 821-3926 and send your annual membership dues by June 21, 2007. Checks can be made payable to the University of Southern California and sent to the following address:

3710 McClintock Ave, RTH 314
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2902 

 ______________________________  accepts this offer of membership to the 
 (Full Legal Name of Company)
Industry Advisory Board for the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE) at the University of Southern California.  A check for $10,000 is enclosed.

Point of Contact/Company Representative Information

Name                     ________________________________________________

Title                       ________________________________________________

Department/Division   ______________________________________________

Address                  ________________________________________________

Phone                     ________________________________________________

E-mail                     ________________________________________________

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