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.
- Georgia Tech morning tours run from 9:30 – 10:45 AM on October 5, with three options: the Engineered Biosystems Building, Robotics & Intelligent Machines, or the Strategic Energy Initiative.
- Project Working Groups [members-only firewall]: Triple Helix (11 AM – 1 PM), Contract Accords (11 AM – 1 PM), Academic Medical Center – Industry Engagement (11 AM – Noon)
- Corporate Innovation Center visits to AT&T, Harris, Panasonic and ThyssenKrupp run from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.
- Introduction to Negotiations session open to all meeting attendees, which runs from 1 – 2 PM.
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’sAs 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.