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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
12/15/21

Experts offer guidance for navigating the choppy waters of data use agreements

Excerpted from the December 2021 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. “Data’s a big deal; the issues are constantly changing,” said Elaine L. Brock, JD, MHSA, president and senior partner in Contracts, Compliance, and Conflict of Interest Authority LLC (C3Authority), addressing participants in the recent “Data Use Agreements” […]

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11/17/21

New Member Spotlight: RTI International

  UIDP welcomes RTI International as a new member organization. RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. It works to address complex social and scientific challenges on behalf of governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners. Jacqueline M. Olich, Ph.D., vice president, university collaborations, provided responses […]

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11/10/21

MagCorp creates “Shared IP Model” to help simplify partnership structure

Excerpted from the November 2021 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Magnetics Corporation (MagCorp), a new company co-founded by alumni of Florida State University, has established what it asserts is a unique model for university-industry partnership, highlighted by a “Shared IP Model” that pre-designates the division of IP […]

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10/19/21

UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Engagement with DOE National Labs

UIDP member organizations across the spectrum have an interest in partnering with Department of Energy National Labs. The 17 labs possess tremendous resources, ranging from specialized instruments and facilities and to world-class researchers and technologies. UIDP fielded a survey of its U.S.-based members to learn about their experiences with these partnerships. UIDP also hosted several […]

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10/19/21

New Member Spotlight: Aramco

UIDP welcomes Aramco as a new member organization this year. Aramco is a leading energy and chemical producer, with products that drive global commerce and enhance the lives of people around the globe. UIDP: What is Aramco hoping to gain from this membership with UIDP in the coming year? Aramco: Collaborating with UIDP and respective […]

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10/19/21

New Member Spotlight: Exact Sciences

UIDP welcomes Exact Sciences as a new member organization. UIDP spoke with Scott Fisher, Ph.D., director of academic and network collaborations, about Exact Science’s goals for membership in UIDP. Scott believes in keeping people first, advocates for the earlier detection of cancer, and strives to foster innovation through academic collaboration to bring forward novel cancer […]

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9/12/21

COVID-19 Lessons Learned: Collaboration Needed at All Levels, and a Path to Getting There

By Tevi Troy, in collaboration with UIDP Going into the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, it would be inaccurate to say that the U.S. was completely unprepared. The truth is that U.S. policy makers long had plans for how to respond to a dangerous new pathogen, and three layers of defense – international monitoring, testing, and […]

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9/12/21

Infographic: Re-envisioning collaborative research environments

In collaboration with CannonDesign, UIDP released an infographic with a planning framework for designing collaborative research environments in the post-COVID era. Proximity and collaboration offer clear advantages for translational research. Recognizing the urgency of science and R&D to solve global challenges, UIDP held a virtual workshop in April 2021, bringing together more than 60 participants [...] READ MORE
7/19/21

UIDP publishes 10 project resources in FY2021

FY2021 was a record-breaking year for UIDP projects. Since July 2020, the team, led by Senior Project Advisor Kristina Thorsell, has brought 10 projects to completion. Each project is led by university and industry member representatives who meet with their peers to examine a challenge to U-I collaboration, explore solutions, and distill their combined knowledge […]

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