1. What are the benefits of DTC membership for Universities and Non-Profits?
    Digital twins have roots in academia dating back to 2000, with universities and research institutions at the forefront of the technology’s innovation. Working in concert with the DTC’s cross-industry ecosystem, academic and research technologists attain a leadership position driving digital twin innovation and standards requirements.
  2. What is the role of the Academia & Research Working Group?
    Academia & Research Working Group members gain instant credibility as digital twin technology visionaries. They collaborate with experienced technologists, physical product experts, and data scientists across multiple industries. Their common goal is to learn from each other and develop and apply best practices that accelerate the adoption of digital twin technology.
  3. Why digital twins?
    A digital twin technology explosion is underway. Organizations on the forefront of deploying digital twin technologies are already reaping significant benefits and discovering new opportunities that are changing their business models. Those who implement the technology within their enterprises are gaining a competitive advantage. Using simulations, twins enable organizations to head off problems before they occur, prevent downtime, improve the customer experience, develop new opportunities, and plan for the future.
  4. What does the DTC do?
    The consortium coalesces industry, government and academia to drive consistency in vocabulary, architecture, security and interoperability of digital twin technology. Our global membership is committed to using digital twins throughout their operations and supply chains and capturing best practices and standards requirements.
  5. What are the overall benefits of the DTC?
    DTC benefits organizations that are committed to using and learning about digital twin technologies. Through collaboration, they gain enhanced insight into the performance of their processes, systems, services, and products in multiple real-time applications and environments, with the goal to improve efficiency and quality.
  6. What is the time and resource commitment for universities and non-profit members?
    To ensure the best return on your investment, we recommend that you designate people to participate in various DTC activities. The Academic & Research Working Group meets virtually every other week for one hour to work collaboratively on projects, white papers, use cases, and other initiatives. The Consortium as a whole meets face-to-face for two 1/2 days every quarter to network, share learnings across working groups, participate in workshops and build-a-thons, and hear from inspiring and innovative keynote speakers.
  7. Who can join?
    The consortium is open to any business, organization or entity with an interest in digital twins.
  8. Why should I take advantage of the special offer?
    Universities and Non-Profits who take advantage of the special offer will receive one free pass (a $595 value) to a DTC member meeting during your first year of membership. Our member meetings are held quarterly and are often face to face. Highlights of the meetings include world-class keynotes, use case presentations, Working Group sessions, technology workshops, and networking opportunities with DTC’s sister consortia. These include Object Management Group, Augmented Reality for Enterprise Alliance, and Industry IoT Consortium.

Universities and Non-Profit members pay a fee of $2,500 annually. Membership affords access to consortium activities for all employees and actively enrolled students of the university.