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Memorial Student Center
275 Joe Routt Blvd., College Station, TX 77843
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UIDP30: Conference in College Station, TX

March 23 - March 26

Hosted by Texas A&M University

Securing a Healthy Future through Innovative Partnerships

Technological advancements are creating tremendous opportunities and formidable challenges for today’s society. Innovative therapeutics, diagnostics, devices, and other solutions are improving human and animal health globally. Expanding the reach for these new technologies is critical and will require collaboration between academic institutions, government agencies, and industry. At the same time, the associated data security and foreign influence issues brought about by innovation must be carefully considered.

Please join us for UIDP30, hosted by Texas A&M University. Participants will begin their first day with a tour and free workshop at the Houston Methodist Research Institute. UIDP30 continues 90 miles away in College Station, home to Texas A&M University, where we will dive into approaches for industry and academia to partner to solve the big issues, from managing foreign influence in research to feeding the planet.


Online registration ends March 19, however, onsite registration will be available.

UIDP30 Agenda Highlights


The UIDP30 agenda is still under development, but attendees can look forward to:

Project Sessions

  • Selling Excess Capacity
  • Bringing Industry Consulting In House
  • On-campus Opportunities for Industry Personnel
  • Structuring Corporate Engagement Activities

Breakout Sessions

  • NSF Convergence Accelerator Program Update
  • Engaging Commodity Groups
  • Animal Health
  • Meeting Data Science Workforce Needs


  • How Academic Health Systems Can Optimally Engage with Industry
  • Re-envisioning Acquired Spaces for New Partnerships


More information coming soon.

Speaker Highlights

Mark Barteau, Vice President of Research, Texas A&M University

Andrea Belz, Division Director of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships, National Science Foundation

Nafiz Karabudak, Corporate Global Technology Manager, Lockheed Martin Corporation

UIDP Academy Workshops

Monday, March 23, 2020
11:30 a.m.  – 5:15 p.m.
Location: Houston Methodist Research Institute

No fee to attend. Registration required. 

  • AI Breakthroughs in Academic Medicine

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
8 a.m. – Noon
Location: Texas A&M Memorial Student Center
Additional fee required. See below.

  • Perspectives on Advanced Corporate Affiliate Programs
  • Communicating U-I Partnerships to Colleagues and Community
  • Contemporary Contracting Approaches

View workshop information 

UIDP30 Tours

Wed. March 25, 2020
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.

  • RELLIS Campus/Texas A&M Transportation Institute/Center for Infrastructure Renewal
  • Global Health Research Complex
  • Zachry Engineering Education Complex
  • Leach Teaching Gardens
  • Fire Training Field and Disaster City
  • Human Behavioral Lab



Memorial Student Center
275 Joe Routt Blvd.
College Station, TX 77843


Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center
Located on Texas A&M Campus across the street from the conference site.
177 Joe Routt Boulevard
College Station, TX 77843

$129/night (until February 22, 2020)
Restaurants on-site and complimentary basic Wi-Fi.
Valet parking available at $24/car per evening. Parking available at attached parking garage with university pricing.

1.6 miles from campus
1150 University Drive East
College Station, TX 77840
$112/night (until March 6, 2020)
Restaurant on-site, free Wi-Fi throughout the property, and coffee maker and mini-fridge in the rooms

Embassy Suites
1.3 miles from campus
201 University Drive East
College Station, TX 77840
Room Block Code: UID
Free made-to-order breakfast. Complimentary drinks and snacks at the complimentary evening reception.
King Bed 2-room Suite: $149/night
(until March 3, 2020)

Complimentary shuttle to/from Easterwood Airport, campus and within a 5-mile radius of the hotel.

Hyatt Place College Station
1.8 miles from campus
1100 University Drive
College Station, TX 77840
Room Block Code: G-UIDP or mention UIDP Conference
King Suites: $104/night (until February 28, 2020)
Double Queen Suites: $109/night (until February 28, 2020)
Discounted group rate includes complimentary breakfast, parking, and Wi-Fi.

Residence Inn Bryan College Station
1.7 miles from campus
720 University Drive East
College Station, TX 77840
$129/night (until February 23, 2020)
Complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi

TownePlace Suites Bryan College Station
1.7 miles from campus
1300 University Drive. East
College Station, TX 77840
979-260-8500 (call for reservations)
$109/night (until March 2, 2020)
Price includes full breakfast buffet, Wi-Fi and parking.

UIDP30 Logistics

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  • Members: $150 until Feb. 7/$250 after Feb. 7
  • Non-Members: $300 until Feb. 7/$500 after Feb. 7

General Meeting

  • Members: $400 until Feb. 7 /$500 after Feb. 7
  • Non-Members: $2,250 until Feb. 7/$2,500 after Feb. 7

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