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July 10, 2019
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
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Webinar: Basic Budgeting Strategies for Industry Agreements

July 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

UIDP Contracting Webinar SeriesThe budget is key in determining whether it is feasible to proceed with a sponsored project. The budget should reflect the funding required to successfully undertake the proposed project and allow the industry sponsor to assess whether those funds are available. Budgets detail and format may vary but include direct and indirect costs. Sometimes additional funds from other sources such as the state or federal government may be required. This session will provide a summary of budget and payment terms and considerations as well as discussion of some related issues and solutions.

Who Should Attend?

This is a basic-level webinar targeted to corporate and academic representatives who are new to the responsibilities of initiating, reviewing, negotiating, or managing university-company research contracts, including representatives of technology transfer, sponsored projects, economic development, university relations/business relations, researchers and research staff.


Basic Budgeting Strategies for Industry Agreements
Member: $150 / Non-member: $300

10-Webinar Series
Member: $900 / Non-member: $1,900

See the full UIDP Contracting Webinar Series schedule here.


Jarrett Ellis
Senior Associate | Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Jarrett Ellis is a Senior Associate with Georgia Tech Research Corporation (“GTRC”), the contracting entity for sponsored research activities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this role, Jarrett leads negotiations for complex industry-sponsored research agreements, manages strategic relationships with enterprise-level sponsors, and supervises industry contracts administration and support. Before joining GTRC, Jarrett practiced law at Alston & Bird, LLP. There, he represented and advised corporate clients in in large technology-related transactions, including technology sales and licensing, tech mergers and acquisitions, data privacy and security, and internet commerce.


Austin Kozman
R&D Director, External Innovations | PepsiCo

Dr. Austin Kozman is a Director at PepsiCo working in the External Innovation team. The External Innovation (XI) team is charged with identifying, researching, and developing emerging novel technologies in both food and beverage processing and packaging. The ultimate goal of PepsiCo XI is to locate “development ready” technologies and business propositions that are robust enough to perform successfully at a pilot scale where product development teams can explore potential applications that can impact our portfolio of beverages (Pepsi, Tropicana, Gatorade, etc.) and/or snacks & foods (Lays, Doritos, Quaker, etc.; therefore enabling complete adoption and integration into PepsiCo. XI is also interested in areas external to processing and packaging that influence our core business, such as ingredients, sensors, analytical equipment, point of sale equipment, distribution/fleet, etc.

Austin has worked as a thermal engineer for over 20 years. Austin received his B.S.M.E. from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Engineering and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Austin has three issued US patents and six currently pending (3 issued UK patents). In 1999 Austin was selected as the Young Engineer of the Year by the North Texas Electronic Packaging Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). In 2010, Austin was elevated to Fellow Status in ASME. Austin is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.


Carla Leigh
Research Center Program Manager | Cisco

About the Series

UIDP Academy presents a ten-part webinar series on contemporary issues and opportunities for effective negotiation of industry-sponsored research agreements (ISRAs). This series is strategically designed to offer seasoned contracting professionals, as well as novices and others who just want to learn more about the general issues affecting ISRA negotiations, an opportunity to discuss a broad range of contracting matters.

Information and ideas from leading subject matter experts are presented on tried, true, and new approaches, with opportunities for Q&A and presenter interaction. When appropriate, presenters will use the UIDP Contract Accords as practical guidance to help participants understand issues and collaborate more effectively.

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