UIDP Academy

Federal Program Partnership Opportunities Bundle

Each offering in this bundle is listed below. The links include webinar slides and, often, links to federal program information relevant to the webinar. Click the video to watch the presentation.

New Directions – Input into Manufacturing USA’s Future

A key challenge to restoring U.S. leadership in advanced manufacturing is addressing the so-called “missing middle”–the technical and business barriers of scaling-up (and speeding up) an innovative new material, process, or technology for robust production use. This executive briefing offers an overview and highlights new offerings from Manufacturing USA, a federally sponsored public-private partnership designed to accelerate U.S. innovation through applied research and advanced workforce skills development.

NSF Convergence Accelerator Program Update

The NSF Convergence Accelerator issued a new RFP in March 2020. Douglas Maughan, who leads the program, offers an update on the program and provides information on how interested parties (companies, local and state governments, non-profits, and universities) can get involved.

NSF Engineering Update

Dawn Tilbury, assistant director for engineering at the National Science Foundation (NSF) and professor at the University of Michigan, presents an overview of NSF’s 10 Big Ideas and describes some of the funding opportunities. She also provides a summary of the activities of the Engineering Directorate and highlights of new cross-cutting programs at NSF.

OSTP UIDP Panel, New and Evolving Mechanisms for Academic-Government-Industry Engagement

This panel discussion, presented at the OSTP-UIDP event “Broadening University and Industry Engagement,” took place Dec. 3, 2019 at Stanford, CA. Moderator Andrea Belz, division director, NSF, is joined by Walt Copan, director, NIST; Chris Fall, director, Office of Science, DOE; and Erwin Gianchandani, deputy assistant director, NSF.

OSTP UIDP Panel, New and Evolving Mechanisms for Academic-Government-Industry Engagement

OSTP Broadening University and Industry Engagement Opening Keynote

OSTP Director Kelvin Droegemeier leads this stellar panel, 21st Century Approaches to University-Industry Collaborations. Featuring Gilroy Vandentop, Intel; Daron Green, Facebook; and Kathryn Ann Moler, Stanford University (who introduces Dr. Droegemeier)

OSTP Broadening University and Industry Engagement Opening Keynote

Five Ways Industry Can Get Involved with C-Accel

The Convergence Accelerator is a new capability within the National Science Foundation to accelerate use-inspired, convergence research and that seeks to engage partnerships with industry and universities. In this 3-minute video, Doug Maughan, who leads the program, explains how interested parties (companies, local and state governments, non-profits, and universities) can get involved.

Five Ways Industry Can Get Involved with C-Accel

Building Cross-Sector Engagement: OSTP on University-Industry Partnership

Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, offers his insight on the force-multiplier effect of cross-sector collaboration. Recorded at the Dec. 3, 2019 UIDP-OSTP co-hosted summit, “Broadening University-Industry Engagement” in Stanford, CA.

Building Cross-Sector Engagement: OSTP on University-Industry Partnership