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5/7/24

Preparing Proposals: Lessons Learned from the Researcher Guidebook

May 7, 2024—The path to successful cross-sector research collaborations often begins with a well-prepared proposal that not only outlines the scope of the project but also resonates with the funder’s […]

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4/29/24

Beyond Sponsored Research Funding: Pathways for U-I Partnerships

April 30, 2024—Cross-sector research partnerships come in many shapes and sizes. Sponsored research is a common way to collaborate, but when budgets tighten and collaborative research is put on hold,  […]

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4/22/24

Establishing Contacts: Lessons Learned from the Researcher Guidebook

April 23, 2024—As UIDP President and CEO Anthony Boccanfuso often notes, “Organizations don’t collaborate. People do.” Connecting with the right individual can make or break a collaboration before it even […]

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4/9/24

Funding Frameworks: Understanding Grants, Gifts, and Contracts in Cross-Sector Collaborations

April 9, 2024—Innovation needs brilliant minds and groundbreaking ideas to blossom, but it also needs the dollars to translate those ideas into useful technologies, products, and services. In university-industry partnerships, […]

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4/3/24

Benefits and Challenges in Cross-Sector Collaborations: Lessons from the UIDP Researcher Guidebook

April 3, 2024—Professionals in university-industry partnerships are aware of the potential challenges and benefits of these important collaborations. Partners bring access to resources, expertise, and talent, while misalignment around IP, […]

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4/1/24

Chris Ramming joins UIDP team as senior strategic advisor

UIDP is pleased to announce that Chris Ramming has joined our team as senior strategic advisor. Chris is well known in the UIDP community as a contributor and thought leader, […]

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3/26/24

Eyes on the Prize: How Competitions Foster Collaborations and Creativity

March 26, 2024—Motivating innovation can be elusive, but innovation prize challenges are a proven path to generate excitement and inspire breakthroughs. With a defined finish line and a healthy dose […]

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3/19/24

Researcher Guidebook: Aligning Expectations for U-I Collaborations

March 19, 2024—When researchers in universities and companies team up, magic can happen. Each player brings different strengths, resources, and motivations to the project, and ensuring these expectations are aligned […]

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3/12/24

Funding Fuel: How Family Offices Invest in Innovation

March 12, 2024—Investment in innovation is an ever-changing landscape, but a new player has made a big impression in recent years: the family office. Traditionally, these private wealth management firms […]

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3/4/24

Unifying Efforts: Key Findings from the NSF Industry Partnerships Summit

March 5, 2024—How can government agencies expand research collaboration with industry? Answering that question was the impetus behind a groundbreaking meeting in April 2023, when UIDP convened over 60 science […]

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