Academic Members


Any company is encouraged to Join the Khronos Group to participate in the development of open standards for mobile and desktop media technologies.

Four levels at which an individual, company or academic institution can participate in Khronos Group activity:

  • Promoter Members - Board Approval Required. Full working group participation and voting rights PLUS the right to designate a Director to the Khronos Board.
  • Contributor Members - Available to any entity that wishes to join. Have full working group participation and voting rights.
  • Associate Members - Available to companies with fewer than 20 employees. Have full working group participation but without working group voting rights.
  • Academic Members - Available to accredited Academic Institutions. Have full working group participation but without working group voting rights.
  • Member List - View a current, text list of Khronos members

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Ajou University, established in 1973, is a leading research university with 10 colleges in Korea. Located in Suwon, about 30km south of Seoul, Ajou has 14,000 students (9,000 undergraduate, 3,500 graduate, and 1,500 in other courses). The strength in Ajou's academic programs and research lies in Engineering, IT, BT, NT, Medical Science, Business and International Studies.   For more information, please visit http://www.ajou.ac.kr/en/.

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China Academy of Telecommunication Research (CATR), with its predecessor being China Academy of Posts and Telecommunications of the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) established in the mid-1950s, has since its founding undertaken a great deal of major research for the country and the industry. It has thus accumulated rich experience in communications policies, standards for telecommunication technologies, planning of communications development, and product testing and certification, making great contributions to the development of communications industry in China.   For more information, please visit http://english.catr.cn.

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Columbia University runs educational programs relevant to Khronos activities, such as parallel computing/OpenCL, and graphics. Electrical engineering department is particularly interested in projects applying OpenCL to both research and practical problems.   For more information, please visit http://www.ee.columbia.edu/.

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ETRI makes contribution to the nation’s economic and social development through research, development and distribution of industrial core technologies in the field of Information, Communications, Electronics, Broadcasting and Convergence technologies. Embedded software research department of ETRI has researched and developed a next embedded software platform powered by OpenCL/OpenGL and WebCL/WebGL for heterogeneous multi-core mobile devices.   For more information, please visit http://www.etri.re.kr/eng/res/res_06020302.etri.

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  For more information, please visit http://imperial.ac.uk/.

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  For more information, please visit http://www.iii.org.tw.

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Industrial Technology Research Institute   For more information, please visit https://www.itri.org.tw/eng/.

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  For more information, please visit http://www.ll.mit.edu.

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  For more information, please visit http://www.ntu.edu.tw.

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  For more information, please visit http://www.nihon-u.ac.jp/intldiv/en/.

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  For more information, please visit http://oregonstate.edu.

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Politecnico di Milano researchers work on developing compiler and runtime optimizations for the OpenCL language and API, targeting novel many-core architectures. They also aim at designing higher level abstractions and the related compiler transformations to improve OpenCL programmability.   For more information, please visit http://polimi.it.

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--   For more information, please visit http://cse.snu.ac.kr.

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Department of Pervasive Computing of Tampere University of Technology uses OpenCL in various research projects. The department's Customized Parallel Computing group is an original creator of the open source project Portable Computing Language (pocl). Pocl aims to become an performance portable OpenCL implementation for all types of parallel platforms that can be used freely in all types of academic and industrial projects.   For more information, please visit .

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TU Wien hosts research and teaching activities on computer graphics as well as heterogeneous many-core computing. The Institute for Microelectronics at the TU Wien is the home of the free open source linear algebra library ViennaCL, which provides performance-portable high performance across hardware from different vendors through OpenCL. We contribute our experiences for the refinement and development of current and future open standards.   For more information, please visit http://tuwien.ac.at.

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  For more information, please visit http://unibo.it.

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The Department of Computer Science at the University of Bristol has many research and teaching activities related to heterogeneous many-core computing and computer graphics. We are developing a number of applications and programming models that exploit OpenCL to deliver higher performance on many-core processors from multiple different hardware vendors. We also work closely with industrial partners, helping them adopt Khronos computing-oriented APIs for their own software.   For more information, please visit http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/Research/Micro/.

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  For more information, please visit http://www.utoronto.com.

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