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December 13, 2016
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
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MIT Industrial Liaison Program Office
One Main Street, Ste. 1200
Cambridge, MA United States
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UIDP Academy: University Engagement Bootcamp in Cambridge, MA

December 13, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST

The University Relations Engagement Bootcamp is a UIDP ( Academy event, designed to provide industry leaders valuable insights on how to craft and execute an effective, holistic approach to university relations by better understanding the key issues to consider when collaborating with academia.

Overview & Focus

UIDP Academy events bring together practitioners to discuss effective strategies and common sticking points within a mutually beneficial and respectful forum. The University Relations Bootcamp will highlight how different corporations approach the process of academic partnerships to help attendees refine both their internal organizational structure and external facing contractual activities to refine their return on investment. Each session of the boot camp will be led by experienced academic and corporate representatives from a strategically assembled set of universities and industries. Attendees will hear perspectives from both sides on issues critical to university-industry (U-I) partnerships including:

  • Key elements for a university relations strategic plan including the rationale for collaboration, expectations, infrastructure for engagement
  • Holistic execution strategies, budgets, selection criteria, finding the right partners, communication/marketing plans
  • Understanding the roles and functions of different Academic departments
  • Key sticking points in the operational matters, including intellectual property, contracts, F&A, compliance, confidentiality, sponsored research, gifts, material transfers, endowed chairs, and consulting activity
  • How government can facilitate collaborations

Who Should Attend

Corporate representatives with university engagement responsibilities –  Legal Affairs, Open Innovation, Procurement, Technical Scouts, University Relations – interested in developing an effective program or learning how to optimize their processes of university engagement. In order to maximize direct engagement among attendees and speakers, attendance is limited guests and specifically those possessing executions roles within their organizations.


The number of attendees for any UIDP Academy event are limited to allow for maximum benefit to attendees. Registration for this event will close on December 6 or when the event has reached maximum capacity. UIDP reserves the right to deny registration to parties who are not invited.

Registration before October 25: $700

Registration October 26 – December 6: $1000

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Pre-Event Networking Reception

A networking reception will be hosted by UIDP prior to the UIDP Academy event. Details will be provided to those who register.

Presenter Information

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