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UIDP is a solutions-oriented organization where our members identify issues impacting university-industry (U-I) relations and opportunities to develop new approaches to working together. UIDP has been helping improve the quality of U-I partnerships since 2006.
UIDP provides members – including many of the world's most innovative companies and world-class research universities – with an opportunity to increase the success of U-I collaborations and research projects.
The UIDP team includes leading experts on U-I partnerships and collaboration.
The UIDP board includes representatives from some of the world's finest research-focused companies and universities.
Our membership comprises top-tier innovation companies and world-class research universities: organizations committed to active participation in pursuit of excellence in U-I collaboration and partnership.
Our members include top innovation companies and research universities around the world. See the membership list.
UIDP’s Community Partners are organizations and agencies that are not eligible for general membership, but whose mission and work are complementary to UIDP.
UIDP may help you promote your organization's—initiatives, job openings, and other collaborative opportunities through our channels.
Membership with the UIDP is institutional meaning any employee of a UIDP Member Organization can gain full access to membership services, resources and participate in our activities as a member representative.
Organizations can increase their visibility within the UIDP community by sponsoring UIDP meetings, regional events, workshops and other educational programming.
As part of its activities in support of UIDP members and for the betterment of the general academic, corporate, government, and non-profit sectors, UIDP regularly offers webinars on topical areas of interest.
The Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA), is a UIDP-administered initiative with funding support from the National Science Foundation Engineering Directorate.
The purpose of the UIDP HBCU Initiative is to develop guidance that provides representatives from companies, federal agencies, HBCUs, and other universities with best practices for developing a mutually beneficial engagement strategy.
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UIDP members say our conferences are a primary avenue to share approaches, collaborate while establishing important connections, and solve contemporary partnership challenges. UIDP relies on member organizations to provide host facilities and support in-person conferences. Most conference sites are secured years in advance. If you have questions or are interested in hosting a UIDP conference, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.