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6/20/22

In talent development offerings, seek industry input early and often

Excerpted from the June 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. “Knowing the customer” is never more important, say industry engagement executives, than when you’re seeking to enhance your talent pipeline. Whether it be in the structuring of internship or co-op programs, enhancing curriculum, or planning special events, […]

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5/12/22

Inking a co-location deal is just the beginning: Now it’s time to keep promises

Excerpted from the May 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Convincing a key industry partner to locate on campus is a big deal — but then what? How will you prepare to welcome your partner into the campus community? What are the keys to optimizing the benefits […]

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4/15/22

To market more effectively to industry, go beyond the portal

Excerpted from the April 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. It wasn’t too long ago that website portals listing all the technologies and resources available at a research university represented a leading-edge marketing option for letting existing and potential industry partners know the opportunities available to them. […]

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3/18/22

As engagement offices seek new hires, emphasis on relationships brings shift and challenges

Excerpted from the March 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Call it alliance management, a more strategic approach replacing a transactional one, or simply “holistic” corporate engagement — however you want to name the undeniable shift that has taken place in how universities approach their industry partnerships, […]

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3/14/22

UIDP releases FY2021 Annual Report

Fiscal year 2021 isolated us physically, but united us in mission and execution. The pandemic did not put an end to collaboration; rather, it put the power of partnership into the global spotlight. University and industry researchers worked together—often supported by government R&D funding—to develop, test, and distribute vaccines, personal protective equipment and therapeutics to […]

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2/27/22

1-Minute Survey | Time to Agreement for U-I Sponsored Research

Two researchers—one from academia and the other from industry—meet around shared research interests and decide to pursue collaboration. How long does it take to get to a negotiated, signed sponsored research agreement? The 2012 UIDP publication The Researcher Guidebook: A Guide for Successful Institutional-Industrial Collaborations begins with this real-life scenario. The “long and convoluted process” […]

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2/11/22

Recruitment or alliance management? Engagement execs play balancing act

Excerpted from the February 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Given the limited resources available at most corporate engagement offices, few managers have sufficient bandwidth to commit as much time, dollars, and staff as they’d like to both creating new industry partnerships and nurturing and expanding existing […]

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1/16/22

UIDP Spring 2022: Two can’t miss in-person meetings

Join us in Atlanta to strengthen engagement and boost your partnerships! Connecting with colleagues and building relationships that lead to high-impact research collaborations are two great reasons to come to UIDP’s first in-person conference since 2019. For 15 years, UIDP’s hallmark has been strengthening university-industry collaborations. In March 2022, we’re offering two can’t-miss opportunities for [...] READ MORE
1/16/22

New Member Spotlight: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

UIDP welcomes the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a new member organization. UIDP spoke with Mary Shirley-Howell, director of business recruitment, and Percy Goode, director of business development, about HudsonAlpha’s goals for membership in UIDP. HudsonAlpha has a three-fold mission of conducting genomics-based research to improve human health and wellbeing; sparking entrepreneurship and economic development; […]

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1/12/22

Industry-trained engagement managers overcome ‘cultural conflict’ with universities

Excerpted from the January 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. A clear trend has emerged in industry engagement offices, where leadership hiring is decidedly in the direction of those coming out of industry as opposed to academia. The new industry-groomed faces bring with them a natural question [...] READ MORE