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July 31, 2019
8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
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Keble College – University of Oxford
OX1 3PG United Kingdom + Google Map
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UIDP Academy: The Future of Academic-Corporate Consortia

July 31, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Here’s your opportunity to attend two UIDP Academy Workshops at the University of Oxford. You can explore the campus, stay overnight at historic Keble College, dine in the magnificent Victorian Gothic Dining Hall – all for one fee. See details below.

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This workshop takes place immediately prior to the Oxford UIDP Summit and
requires its own registration. To attend the Oxford UIDP Summit, you must apply to register separately.

The Future of Academic-Corporate Consortia Overview


Anthony Boccanfuso, UIDP
Wade Brown, Novartis
Meghan Houghton, NSF
Pramod Khargonekar, UC Irvine
Chris Ramming, VMWare
Jay Walsh, Northwestern University
Grace Wang, SUNY
Becky Wilson, Imperial

For many years, companies and universities have partnered to create pre-competitive research consortia. Governments, and increasingly foundations, have also been key investors/enablers by creating programs to facilitate these efforts. With decades of experiences and various models for building such consortia,  and considering recent landscape changes, it is particularly timely to identify best practices as well as impact of university-industry (U-I) research consortia and examine whether they are achieving desired outcomes. This workshop will consider prior experiences, evaluate expectations and needs of the various stakeholders (companies, universities, governments, and non-profits) supporting these consortia, and what changes can be made to enhance successes of these programs and bolster their positive impacts.


This highly participatory workshop will incorporate presentations and breakout/tabletop discussions while leaving significant time for Q&A. 

Survey and Workshop Topics

 Via a survey, we will garner feedback from the broader UIDP community on these topics

  1. Due diligence. How do you determine when a university-industry consortium is the optimal path to achieve a research or commercial objective
  2. Creators. What are the most likely (and perhaps successful) sources of consortia ideation and creation (government, industry, and university)
  3. Vision. How might a vision of such consortia be established
  4. Scope. How do you best determine the research and technology scope of these consortia
  5. Size. How do you determine optimal size of these consortia to achieve outcomes
  6. Funding. What are the best funding models for these consortia and What is the proper role of government or foundations in financial investment in these programs
  7. Operations.  What operating models have shown to work
  8. Sustainability.  How can these centers be maintained financially sustainable over periods of time
  9. Students.  What roles do students (undergraduate and graduate) play in these consortia
  1. Contemporary issues. What recent changes and disruptions are taking place at the U-I boundary
  2. New models. What new consortium models and best practices could help address those disruptions



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Who Should Attend

This workshop is targeted academic, corporate, government and nonprofit representatives who are interested in learning more about the current state of academic-corporate consortia or are engaged with these partnerships and wish to socialize their perspectives on future trends/opportunities.



Keble College
University of Oxford
OX1 3PG, United Kingdom

Please download the logistics memo for more important event details.


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Copyright © 2024 by University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP)


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Cost includes two workshops, lodging at Keble College for one night (Tues., July 30), all meals and receptions on July 30 and breakfast and lunch July 31

This UIDP Academy Workshop takes place immediately prior to The Oxford – UIDP Summit

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