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November 30, 2016
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST
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Webinar: New Contracting Models

November 30, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EST

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academy-blueThis UIDP Academy series presents information and ideas from leading subject matter experts on tried, true, and new approaches to U-I contracting, with opportunities for Q&A and presenter interaction. Presenters will use the UIDP Contract Accords as practical guidance to help participants understand issues and collaborate more effectively.

Topic: New Contracting Models

For many universities, traditional strategies for negotiating sponsored research and license agreements with industry are not producing the desired results. In response, some universities are developing new models that facilitate industry engagement, catalyze the depth and breadth of collaborative arrangements and accelerate the commercialization of basic and applied research. Join representatives from universities pioneering innovative university-industry collaboration and learn how their new approaches are helping them achieve their academic and research goals.


Jay Schrankler, Executive Director, Office for Technology Commercialization, University of Minnesota (invited)
Experienced executive with 26 years at Honeywell, 3M, and Unisys Corporation, in roles spanning from the Aerospace Business to the Automation and Control Solutions business. Led Honeywell’s $1.1B Global Environmental Controls Business as Vice President and General Manager. Five years as the Vice President of Honeywell’s Automation and Control Solutions Intellectual Property Licensing and Marketing Business, successfully building the business from scratch to $13B in sales by licensing Honeywell’s technology as well as its renowned trademark.

Sophia Herbert-Peterson, Director, Office of Industry Engagement, Georgia Tech Research Corporation (invited)
**Bio coming soon**

Ron Huss, Associate Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer Director, Penn State (invited)

**Bio coming soon**

Moderator: Tony Boccanfuso, UIDP President
As the UIDP’s President, Tony is a leading expert on U-I relations, in print and on the speaker circuit, domestically and internationally. Tony holds a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of South Carolina and a B.S. in Chemistry and Political Science from Furman University. Tony also serves as a consultant for government agencies, non-profit organizations and corporations and is Chair of the MedStar Health Research Institute. Tony and his family currently reside in Connecticut, where Tony’s wife, Dr. Laura Boccanfuso, is a social robotics researcher at Yale.

Registration & Cost

Only $1600 for non-members to attend 9 information packed, interactive sessions.

$100 for participants from UIDP member organizations.

$250 for non-member participants

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Full Series Schedule

Visit the U-I Contracting Webinar Series page for more information.

$200August 17Confidentiality & Publications
$200August 31Liability, Indemnification, and Warranties
$250September 14Foreground Intellectual Property
$250September 28Background Intellectual Property
$200October 12Other Research Results
$200October 26Copyright
$250November 9Software
$250November 30New Contracting Models
$200December 14International Contracting Issues

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