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Four Reasons to Register for UIDP23

Only a couple of weeks until UIDP23 in Atlanta. If you’re already registered, great! If you’re still trying to decide, here are four reasons you want to be at UIDP23:

4. An awesome line-up of pre-meeting sessions

Schedule as much or as little as your want on October 5, with a selection of tours, project working-group sessions and an Introduction to Negotiations session.

3. Lots of time to get your fix of UIDP networking and projects

We’ve got in-person updates from the leads on five active UIDP projects [members-only firewall]: U-I Global Contracting, Communicating U-I Research Collaborations, Partnership Showcase, Triple Helix (structuring funding opportunities to attract industry participation), Metrics. Working group breakout sessions begin October 5 (see point #4) and from 9:30 – 11 AM on October 6 ( Impact & Economic Development, Metrics, Effective U-I Engagement Practices, Innovation Centers, Industry-funded Student Projects). And two great receptions planned that you won’t want to miss.

2. A compelling line-up of expert panelists and presenters ready to share their perspectives on U-I collaboration

We’ve got people lined up to share international perspectives on U-I engagement; speakers ready to discuss innovation neighborhoods; industry and university representatives prepared to talk about their organizations’ approaches to partnering; more on life sciences at the U-I interface; and a panel discussion on evaluating the impact of collaborative research in a corporate environment. Check out the agenda on the UIDP23 event page.

1. A senior-leadership presentation on the strategic collaboration between Boeing, Delta Airlines and Georgia Tech to advance manufacturing in aerospace.

So far, we can confirm two panelists: Georgia Tech alum, David Garrison, Delta’s Vice President, Engineering, Quality and Planning, and Don McConnell, Georgia Tech’s Vice President of Industry Collaboration. As soon as we’ve confirmed the Boeing panelist, we’ll let you know.

David is responsible for Delta’s engineering and technical services, reliability and maintenance programs, inspection, quality assurance and maintenance planning and is a 23-year veteran of Delta TechOps, joining the division in 1991 as a Propulsion Engineer. Since then, he has held various positions throughout TechOps with increasing responsibility. David’s diverse leadership experiences include leading Engine and Component Maintenance, Engineering and most recently the Materials, Planning and Logistics organizations.

Don is responsible for Georgia Tech’s engagement with industry through strategic research collaborations and in the commercial deployment of innovations arising from Tech’s research. He also serves as the Executive Director for industry collaboration and commercialization at the Georgia Tech Research Institute.


 Here’s hoping our list has convinced you this is an event you don’t want to miss.
Learn more about UIDP23 (October 5-7, 2016), hosted by Georgia Tech, or proceed straight to registration.
See you in Atlanta!