Host a Regional UIDP Event

UIDP works with its members to host events right in their own communities, that consider the local innovation ecosystem and the current state of academic-corporate engagement. Each event is tailored to meet the needs of hosts and attendees, and care is invested in developing an agenda to create value for all involved.

Why host?

Hosting a UIDP event:
  • is a great opportunity to showcase your institution and raise the visibility of your programs among dozens of top-tier universities and international companies.
  • helps to support and advance U-I relations, establishing you as a driver of new ideas and collaboration, and as a valued resource in the U-I space.
  • offers opportunities to connect with thought leaders across many different disciplines, expands the reach of your organization, and provides productive partnership opportunities.
  • helps to deepen existing partnerships and develop new ones

What’s involved?

  • Generally, six months lead time
  • A central location that can accommodate generally 50–60 participants for
    a half or full day
  • Working with UIDP to develop an appropriate program. Topic examples include:
    • Local data summary and analysis provided by Elsevier
    • National/global perspective on current U-I matters provided by UIDP
    • Local roundtable discussion on the innovation ecosystem
    • Table discussions on access to capital, workforce development, and retention,
      and research partnerships
  • UIDP will work with the host to assist with costs such as catering and/or reception
  • The host is welcomed to solicit sponsorships to offset costs


Upcoming UIDP Meetings


Upcoming UIDP Webinars

  • 7/22/19
    Sony Research Award Program Webinar (2019)

    UIDP will host an informative webinar about the Sony Research Award Program on Monday, July 22 from 1–1:45pm ET with 20 minutes of presentation and the rest for Q&A from the audience. Learn more about the award program, submission guidelines and application deadlines during Sony’s webinar with Mark Ortiz, the manager of the Strategy & Planning Office for Sony Corporation of America’s U.S. Research Center.

  • 7/24/19
    Propelling U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness through Cybersecurity Innovations (2019)

    During this informational webinar, Drs. Peng Liu and Jingjing Li of Penn State will discuss the focus of the institute, how it will be structured, and how your organization can join us in building a new university/industry collaboration to expand our ability to address evolving cybersecurity threats to greater energy efficiency in manufacturing industries, develop new cybersecurity technologies and methods, and share information and knowledge to the broader community of U.S. manufacturers.