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Registration is open for UIDPConnect 2021, Sept. 13-17! Advance your connections on the U-I partnership continuum at this five-day event with built-in networking opportunities and high-caliber sessions for professionals in research leadership, corporate/academic relations, workforce/talent development, government relations, and more.

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The Contracting Fundamentals series delivers 11 one-hour virtual sessions designed to help organizations train those new to industry-sponsored research contracting. Each includes an expert facilitator to answer audience questions.

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UIDPVirtual 2021 was held April 12-16, 2021, and featured 138 speakers presenting in 50 content sessions across five days. From practical to inspiring, the sessions were curated to address current challenges in university-industry collaboration. See the report and selected session recordings!

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What Does UIDP Do?

UIDP is a recognized leader in addressing issues impacting academic-corporate collaboration, providing a unique forum for our member representatives to find better ways to partner.

We are a solution-focused organization, which means our member representatives identify issues impacting university-industry (U-I) relations. We work together to find practical solutions to shared challenges impeding success, irrespective of who we are or where we work.

Organizational decision makers with varying job functions and titles actively participate in UIDP programs to maximize their investment in existing and future U-I collaborations.


Arizona State University BASF Boeing Company Boston Scientific Boston University BP Corporation North America, Inc. Caltech Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Celgene Corporation Cisco Systems, Inc. Clemson University Colorado State University Cornell University Deere and Company Dow Chemical Company Corning Columbia University Dartmouth College Auburn University Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Bose Corporation AECOM Baxter Bayer Dell Technologies
DuPont Pioneer Eastman Chemical Company Facebook General Motors Georgia Institute of Technology Georgia State University Harvard University HP Inc. IBM IHI Inc. Indiana University Intel Corporation Iowa State University JPMorgan Chase Kansas State University Kennametal Kimberly-Clark Corporation Lam Research Corporation Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Siani FM Global Duke University Drexel University
Lockheed Martin Louisiana State University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Medstar Health Michelin North America Michigan State University Mississippi State University New Jersey Institute of Technology North Carolina State University North Dakota State University Northwestern University Ohio State University Ohio University Oklahoma State University Oregon State University Pennsylvania State University Pepsico Pfizer Princeton University Microsoft Johns Hopkins University
Procter and Gamble Purdue University Raytheon Company Rensselaer Polytechnic University Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. Sanofi Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. SUNY Research Foundation Syracuse University Texas A&M University Texas State University, San Marcos University of Alabama, Birmingham University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa University of Arizona University of Arkansas UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside Stanford University Schlumberger University College London (UCL)
UC San Diego University of Chicago University of Cincinnati Research University of Colorado Boulder University of Connecticut University of Florida University of Georgia University of Illinois, Chicago University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Maryland University of Michigan University of Minnesota University of Missouri, Columbia University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of New Mexico University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill University of North Carolina, Charlotte University of North Carolina, Greensboro University of Notre Dame University of Central Florida
University of Oregon University of Pittsburgh University of Queensland, UniQuest University of South Florida University of South Alabama University of Southern California University of Southern Mississippi University of Tennessee University of Texas, Arlington University of Texas, Austin University of Texas, Dallas University of Texas, San Antonio University of Toronto University of Virginia University of Washington University of Wisconsin, Madison Virginia Tech Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis Waters Corporation Wayne State University West Virginia University Westinghouse Electric Company Wisconsin Alumni Research Varian/Siemens Healthineers VMware Thermo Fisher Scientific University of Utah UT Southwestern Medical Center University of Vermont

The UIDP Family

UIDP is an organization where representatives from top-tier innovation companies and world-class research universities meet and commit to active participation in pursuit of excellence in U-I collaboration and partnership. We share a commitment to practical problem-solving and a belief that together we can overcome challenges we could not alone.


UIDPConnect 2020 Conference Materials Now Available!

Members may access the conference report, select session recordings, slides and more in the resource center.

Upcoming UIDP Meetings

  • 9/13/21
    UIDPConnect 2021 |

    UIDPConnect 2021 will feature an agenda packed with curated topics presented by an outstanding set of international thought leaders and academic and corporate practitioners in the research partnership space.

  • 1/26/22
    UIDP Contracting Forum 2022 | Arizona State University

    Discover the keys to successful U-I research contract negotiations at the UIDP Contracting Forum – a two-day workshop designed for industry and academic contracting professionals.


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