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Strategy: Big Thinking for U-I Partnerships Bundle

Strategy: Big Thinking for U-I Partnerships

Each offering in this bundle is designed to advance your strategic capabilities. Purchase the bundle ($200 for members, $300 for non-members) and receive access to all the assets you see listed below.

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What’s Included:

UIDP Academy Workshop: Perspectives on Advanced Corporate Affiliate Programs (Part 1)

A handful of schools have created corporate affiliate programs through which companies pay a fee to gain access to students, colleges or departments. A few programs are very successful, but there are many hurdles to consider when creating and maintaining programs. Companies also must weigh the cost against benefits: How do you determine whether to join? In what ways can you maximize the value from participation? What metrics should you use to determine whether to continue engagement? This session will consider the academic and corporate perspectives. In Part 1 of this two-part workshop, panelists discuss factors to consider upfront and key steps to establishing a successful CAP. They also present a case study: Carnegie Mellon University Cy Lab Security and Privacy Institute (presented by Arturo Pizano, program manager, university collaborations, Siemens, and Terri Deasy, associate director of partnership, Cylab).

Speakers:

  • Andrew Cockerill, UIDP
  • Todd Cleland, University of Washington
  • Cody Noghera, UC San Diego
  • Arturo Pizano, Siemens
  • Terri Deasy, CyLab

Additional Materials:

  • Associated UIDP Publications
  • Corporate Affiliate Programs Guide
  • Comparing Internal Structures

UIDP Academy Workshop: Perspectives on Advanced Corporate Affiliate Programs (Part 2)

In part 2 of this series, panelists consider another CAP Case Study: UC San Diego’s Corporate Affiliates Program, presented by Cody Noghera, executive director, corporate research partnerships, Jacobs School of Engineering. Company perspectives on CAP are offered by Arturo Pizano, program manager, University Collaborations, Siemens. And the panel offers an overview of the new UIDP CAP guide.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Cockerill, UIDP
  • Todd Cleland, University of Washington
  • Cody Noghera, UC San Diego
  • Arturo Pizano, Siemens
  • Terri Deasy, CyLab

Additional Materials:

  • Associated UIDP Publications
  • Corporate Affiliate Programs Guide
  • Comparing Internal Structures

Organizational Design of University-Facing Industry Research Organizations (UFIRO)

This recorded presentation considers how companies can leverage university-facing industry research organizations (UFIRO) to advance their innovation strategy. A UFIRO is a corporate organization specifically chartered to engage with academia on external research collaborations as an element of a broader innovation strategy. When a company begins to recognize external research interactions as a formal part of its innovation strategy, it will often create a research-oriented organization to engage with academia. This organization is generally distinct from but may interact with, other university-facing company functions, such as recruiting, corporate social responsibility, and diversity and inclusion. This organization is also generally distinct from the internal research group, although it may interact closely with an internal research group to advance its goals.

Speakers:

  • Chris Ramming, VMWare
  • Gaby Cruz Thompson, Intel

Public Funding and U-I Collaborations

Building on the input and discussion from UIDP’s last two meetings, we have initiated a project to develop a quick guide, “Public Funding Opportunities: Finding Best Practice to Secure Public Funding for Collaborative University-Industry Projects.” This recorded presentation will present and seek input on the current draft of the quick guide.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Cockerill, UIDP
  • Jim Martin, Mississippi State University
  • Chris Hewitt, BASF
  • Ivelina Metcheva, VCU

UIDP29 Keynote, Voice of the Student

Universities and companies are genuinely concerned with issues such as increasing diversity, providing valuable education, and helping to train the next generation of employees. However, what is often left out of the conversation is the voice of the student. Sara Martinez Tucker will comment on her engagement with and advocacy of students throughout her extensive career in industry, academia, and government. She will provide guidance for establishing and nurturing collaborations that take into account a better understanding of student needs and the value gained from student perspectives and experiences. UIDP member institutions will be encouraged to delve deeper into the student aspect of collaborations and to emphasize the role of the student in many aspects of U-I relationships.

Speaker:

  • Sara Martinez Tucker, former Chairman of The University of Texas System Board of Regents and former U.S. Under-Secretary of Education

UIDP29 Keynote – Rising Tides: Rethinking Educations in an Age of Uncertainty

Whether we’re talking about competing in the global marketplace, preventing dire climate outcomes, or preserving democracy, the qualifications for success have changed. The future’s only certain aspect is its increasing complexity and unpredictability. We face unprecedented challenges that will require individuals and organizations alike to become more adept at innovation and transformation. In this recorded presentation, we will explore how agile learning and organization provides the opportunity to drive economic prosperity and liberate human potential at scale.

Speaker:

  • Jen Gresham, Work for Humanity
Strategy: Big Thinking for U-I Partnerships