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Bob Starbuck honored as 2021 NC State Distinguished Alumnus

UIDP treasurer and long-time volunteer Robert “Bob” Starbuck was selected as the recipient of NC State University’s 2021 Distinguished Alumnus Award for the College of Sciences. Please join UIDP in congratulating Bob for this well-deserved recognition. NC State honors a graduate each year who has brought honor to its programs and accomplishments in business, research, […]


Biotechnology workshops aim to identify new directions for transformative research

A key lesson learned from the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is the critical role that basic and use-inspired research play in solving society’s most pressing challenges. A new workshop series led by UIDP on behalf of the National Science Foundation is designed to leverage the country’s top scientific minds to identify biotechnology areas where […]


UIDP Welcomes FY22 Board of Directors

UIDP welcomes Theresa Mayer, executive vice president for research and partnerships at Purdue University, as she begins her FY2022 term today as UIDP’s board chair. We had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Mayer in December 2019 about the value of an innovation ecosystem aligning industry and university research with regional economic development; you can watch […]


Partnerships with HBCUs growing, but industry says more can be done

Excerpted from the June 2021 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Every week lately it seems there are new announcements of industry partnerships with Historically Black Colleges and Universities. And judging from panelists’ comments during a session at UIDPVirtual 2021, industry interest in HBCU collaborations is only growing. […]


New Member Spotlight: University of Vermont

UIDP welcomes the University of Vermont as a new member organization. Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont whole-heartedly embraces its land-grant mission reflected in its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and extension with an eye to economic opportunities for the State of Vermont. UIDP spoke with Corine Farewell, DVM, MBA, director of UVM […]


New Member Spotlight: Dell Technologies

UIDP welcomes Dell Technologies back as a UIDP member organization. Dell Technologies is dedicated to open innovation and partnership for research collaboration, and is actively developing emerging technologies in AI, data management, and 5G security. UIDP spoke with Deborah Stokes, who leads Dell Technologies’ external research activities, about the company’s goals for membership in UIDP. Deb will also kick off the metrics discussion at this month’s UIDP Thirsty […]


Contracting takes center stage with two learning opportunities from UIDP

UIDP is sharing some great news about upcoming learning and skill development opportunities in sponsored research contracting—for those new to the job and for seasoned professionals. Making contracting for university-industry collaboration easier is a core UIDP strength. The UIDP Contract Accords have expanded in both number and breadth since they were first introduced, and we […]


Balancing competitiveness with freedom: Reflections on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

By Anthony Boccanfuso UIDP President and CEO UIDP’s member webinar this week on legislative efforts to address U.S. security concerns could not have been more timely. Leslee Gilbert, vice president of government affairs firm Van Scoyoc Associates, brought her expertise to discuss legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday night—the United States Innovation and Competition Act [...] READ MORE

UIDP Announces FY2022 Board of Directors

Members of UIDP voted on an outstanding slate of candidates who volunteered to stand for election to the UIDP Board of Directors for FY2022. Three positions were open for election this term. Selected to serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2021 are: Wendi Yajnik Novartis Incoming Chair (Industry) Manjula Donepudi Pfizer Industry Director Sophia [...] READ MORE

Metrics can play a significant role when evaluating success of partnerships

Excerpted from the May 2021 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Can you “measure” the success of your U-I partnership? To a degree, you certainly can, say the experts. Universities and their industry partners employ a variety of metrics to help determine the strength of existing relationships and […]