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Registration is open for UIDPConnect 2021, Sept. 13-17! Advance your connections on the U-I partnership continuum at this five-day event with built-in networking opportunities and high-caliber sessions for professionals in research leadership, corporate/academic relations, workforce/talent development, government relations, and more.

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The Contracting Fundamentals series delivers 11 one-hour virtual sessions designed to help organizations train those new to industry-sponsored research contracting. Each includes an expert facilitator to answer audience questions.

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UIDPVirtual 2021 was held April 12-16, 2021, and featured 138 speakers presenting in 50 content sessions across five days. From practical to inspiring, the sessions were curated to address current challenges in university-industry collaboration. See the report and selected session recordings!

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What Does UIDP Do?

UIDP is a recognized leader in addressing issues impacting academic-corporate collaboration, providing a unique forum for our member representatives to find better ways to partner.

We are a solution-focused organization, which means our member representatives identify issues impacting university-industry (U-I) relations. We work together to find practical solutions to shared challenges impeding success, irrespective of who we are or where we work.

Organizational decision makers with varying job functions and titles actively participate in UIDP programs to maximize their investment in existing and future U-I collaborations.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine Amazon Anglo American plc Apple Inc. Aramco Arizona State University Astellas AT&T Auburn University Australian National University Autodesk BASF BlackBerry Limited Boeing Company Boston University Booz Allen Hamilton bp Caltech Carnegie Mellon University Case Western Reserve University Cisco Systems, Inc. Clemson University Colorado State University Colorado School of Mines Cornell University Dow Chemical Company Corning Corteva Agriscience Columbia University Dartmouth College Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Bayer CSL Behring Dell Technologies Deerfield Management Eastman Chemical Company Meta General Motors EMD Group EPFL (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne) Georgia Institute of Technology Emory University Georgia State University Fidelity Labs, LLC Florida State University FM Global Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Honda Houston Methodist Research Institute Howard Hughes Medical Institute Harvard University Howard University IBM IHI Corporation Indiana University Intel Corporation INVISTA Iowa State University Kimberly-Clark Corporation Lam Research Corporation Duke University J.M. Smucker Company Drexel University
Jackson State University Johns Hopkins University Johnson & Johnson Kansas State University Karolinska Institutet Lockheed Martin King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals (KFUPM) KU Leuven Kureha America, Inc. Louisiana State University L3Harris Technologies Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Michigan State University Mississippi State University Mars Incorporated McGill University Merck Morgan State University NI (National Instruments) North Carolina State University North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University North Dakota State University Northeastern University Northwestern University Novartis Novelis NVIDIA Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) The Ohio State University Ohio University Oregon Health & Science University Oregon State University Pennsylvania State University Pepsico Pfizer Princeton University Microsoft Johns Hopkins University
Procter and Gamble Purdue University Raytheon Technologies Rice University Roche Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey RTI International Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. Sanofi SAS Institute Inc Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. SUNY Research Foundation Syracuse University Synopsys, Inc Stanford University Texas A&M University T-Mobile USA Tennessee State University The George Washington State University The MITRE Corporation Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) Tufts University Texas State University, San Marcos University of Alabama, Birmingham University of Alabama, Huntsville University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa University of Arizona University of Arkansas UC Davis UC Irvine UC Riverside SLB UL Research Institutes University College London (UCL)
UC San Diego University of Chicago University of Central Florida University of Colorado Boulder University of Cambridge University of Cincinnati University of Delaware University of Florida University of Georgia University of Illinois, Chicago University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Maryland University of Maryland Eastern Shore University of Michigan University of Minnesota University of Missouri, Columbia University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of New Mexico University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill University of North Carolina, Charlotte University of North Carolina, Greensboro University of Notre Dame
University of Oregon University of Oxford University of Pittsburgh University of Pennsylvania University of South Florida University of Southern California University of Tennessee, Knoxville University of Texas, Austin University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio University of Texas, Dallas University of Texas, San Antonio University of Toronto University of Tokyo University of Twente University of Utah University of Virginia University of Washington University of Waterloo University of Wisconsin, Madison Virginia Tech Washington State University Washington University in St. Louis Wayne State University West Virginia University Varian, Siemens Healthineers VMware UT Southwestern Medical Center University of Vermont Vanderbilt University Vertiv Corporation Yale University

The UIDP Family

UIDP is an organization where representatives from top-tier innovation companies and world-class research universities meet and commit to active participation in pursuit of excellence in U-I collaboration and partnership. We share a commitment to practical problem-solving and a belief that together we can overcome challenges we could not alone.


UIDPConnect 2020 Conference Materials Now Available!

Members may access the conference report, select session recordings, slides and more in the resource center.