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Avenues for Engagement: Ways that Companies Invest in Universities

Helping companies identify and optimize their research engagements with universities This quick guide is intended to assist companies as they consider the ways that they invest in universities. Whether a company funds a student competition or they focus strictly on sponsored research, this resource is intended to be a brief reference that corporate representatives can […]

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Virtual U-I Visits

Identifying techniques for capitalizing on the advantages of online U-I collaborative meetings

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Industry Postdoc Programs

Creating effective industry based postdoctoral programs

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Precompetitive IP & Consortia

Examining different IP terms used for precompetitive research and the conditions for considering one approach over another.

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High Impact Industry Days Quick Guide

Exploring best practices to create high value, high impact industry days

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U-I Connector Career Paths: Crossing Sectors, Creating Impact

Stories from partnering pros sharing industry, university, and government sector perspectives about how they navigated their careers.

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Government Funding for U-I Collaborations Guide

This guide addresses the process and resources associated with U-I collaboration to gain funding.

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Students and contracting

Students and Contracting Issues: Student Engagement in Industry Sponsored Research Conducted at U.S. Colleges and Universities

A quick reference for legal and policy driven expectations around student involvement in industry sponsored collaborations. Students are an integral part of many, if not most, research projects conducted at colleges and universities in the United States. Students may participate in research as learners, university employees, or as both. The Students & Contracting Issues Quick […]

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Networking with a Purpose: The Basics of Facilitated Serendipity

How to encourage serendipity in U-I collaboration and the role ‘connectors’ play in identifying collaborative opportunities. By striking a balance between structured, content driven sessions and open ended, small group discussion, serendipity is more likely to occur. Likewise, the participants in an event play an important role. This publication highlights the different people who could […]

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Hosting Virtual Internships: Insights and Recommendations Based upon UIDP Member Experiences during 2020

Insight from members that converted internships to a virtual format and the value proposition and best practices for virtual internships. In the spring of 2020, many UIDP member companies had to reconsider their undergraduate internship programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On short notice, companies made critical decisions about their internship programs by: creating fully […]

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