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Webinar: New Contracting Models
June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
For many universities and their industry partners traditional approaches to negotiating sponsored research and license agreements may not produce the desired results. New models that are intended to streamline university industry agreement and promote more and better university-industry partnerships have emerged over the last few years.
This session will describe a few of these approaches for dealing with the results of industry sponsored research agreements including public dedication of IP, and pre-negotiated agreements geared to various types of project such as the MN-IP program, and Cornell’s new Gateway to Partnership program. Practical considerations and related issues will be discussed.
Who Should Attend?
This is an advanced level webinar intended for audiences with working knowledge of contracts. This webinar is targeted to experienced corporate and academic representatives with responsibility for identifying, assessing, reviewing, negotiating, or managing liability and risk terms in university-company research contracts including representatives of risk management, technology transfer, sponsored projects, economic development, university relations/business relations, researchers and research staff.
New Contracting Models Webinar
Member: $100 / Non-member: $200
Member: $900 / Non-member: $1,900
See the full 10-webinar series schedule here
Senior Marketing Manager, Technology Commercialization Office | University of Minnesota
Leza is a Senior Marketing Manager at the University of Minnesota’s Technology Commercialization office. She is responsible for all approaches to promoting University of Minnesota technologies including online marketing, online licensing and alternate licensing channels. She is also responsible for facilitating partnerships between businesses and University researchers. Since its introduction in 2011, Leza has been responsible for implementing and promoting the Minnesota Innovation Partnership (MN-IP) program, a new approach to IP terms in industry sponsored research projects.
Program Manager, Research and Academic Relations Team | Facebook
Stewart Tansley joined Facebook in 2015, managing research collaborations in connectivity, data science, and human-computer interaction, previously holding similar roles at Microsoft Research and Yahoo Labs. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence for Engineering from Loughborough University, UK. He has published papers on robotics for education, artificial intelligence, and network management, including several patents. He co-authored a book on software engineering for AI applications, and co-edited The Fourth Paradigm, a collection of visionary essays on data-intensive science.
Director, Office of Sponsored Programs | Cornell University
Executive Director, The Center for Technology Licensing | Cornell University
Managing Director, Office of Business Engagement | University of Wisconsin, Madison
Amy Achter joined UW-Madison as the Managing Director of the Office of Business Engagement on August 1, 2018. OBE creates a hub for campus-wide business partnership coordination that will seek to create shared value by fostering mutually beneficial relationships between industry and UW–Madison. Amy has spent the majority of her career leading partnerships from the industry side; most recently at The Nature’s Bounty Company and previously with two Wisconsin-based companies – the Oscar Mayer division of Kraft Foods and Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Amy has both a B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Engineering. The former from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the latter from Northwestern University.
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.