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NSF Funding Opportunities Involving Industry

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports science and engineering in order to “promote the progress of science, advance national health, prosperity, and welfare, […]

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Joint Solicitations Comparison Tables

The tables below focus on a relatively novel research funding approach in which the US National Science Foundation co-creates and co-funds research solicitations with companies. Government and industry co-funding calls […]

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Joint Solicitations

Industry Investments in Government-Issued Calls for Research Proposals This UIDP Guide focuses on a relatively novel research funding approach in which the U.S. National Science Foundation co-creates and co-funds research […]

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UIDP Perspectives: NDA/CDA 101

The basics of non-disclosure agreements and confidential disclosure agreements The introductory information provided in this document is intended to be shared with academic and industry researchers who may not know […]

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Universities Offering Upfront IP Terms

A list of schools and sample agreements using upfront IP terms Upfront IP (sometimes called monetized IP) is the practice of academic institutions offering companies the opportunity to fix the […]

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Upfront IP Quick Guide

An IP approach where the financial terms for the use of foreground IP generated from an industry-sponsored research project are negotiated and paid for in advance A number of universities […]

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Leveraging Alumni Networks Guide

Exploring the structure and function of the academic-facing portion of a corporate research organization

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FY2022 Annual Report

In FY2022, UIDP projects and events focused keenly on gathering and sharing knowledge about new approaches to strengthen university-industry partnerships.

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Communicating University Research Strengths to Industry Partners Quick Guide

Guidance on how university faculty and staff can proactively present research capabilities to prospective industry partners A university’s success in communicating research strengths comes down to its ability to reach […]

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Academic Research Engagement Teams (ARET)

Exploring the structure and function of the academic-facing portion of a corporate research organization

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