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5/21/24

Breaking Down Budgets: Lessons Learned from the Researcher Guidebook

May 21, 2024—Talking money is always uncomfortable, so it’s critical to steer clear of becoming contentious in the sponsored research contracting process. Budgets in university-industry research agreements come with a […]

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5/20/24

From workshop to working together: Getting to a new NSF jointly-funded solicitation

By Tony Boccanfuso, President and CEO, UIDP It’s not often that we get to see tangible evidence of the value of our work. But earlier this month, UIDP celebrated a […]

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5/15/24

Industry veterans of university partnerships reveal what they like to see — and what they don’t

Excerpted from the May 2024 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. From initial contact to the inking of an important agreement, experienced university […]

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5/14/24

Pioneering Partnerships: NSF and Industry Forge New Collaborations in Sustainable Polymers

May 14, 2024—Two weeks ago, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) published a new program solicitation, Molecular Foundations for Sustainability: Sustainable Polymers Enabled by Emerging Data Analytics (MFS-SPEED). This unique […]

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5/7/24

Preparing Proposals: Lessons Learned from the Researcher Guidebook

May 7, 2024—The path to successful cross-sector research collaborations often begins with a well-prepared proposal that not only outlines the scope of the project but also resonates with the funder’s […]

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4/29/24

Beyond Sponsored Research Funding: Pathways for U-I Partnerships

April 30, 2024—Cross-sector research partnerships come in many shapes and sizes. Sponsored research is a common way to collaborate, but when budgets tighten and collaborative research is put on hold,  […]

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4/22/24

Establishing Contacts: Lessons Learned from the Researcher Guidebook

April 23, 2024—As UIDP President and CEO Anthony Boccanfuso often notes, “Organizations don’t collaborate. People do.” Connecting with the right individual can make or break a collaboration before it even […]

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4/10/24

Build master agreements for expansion with a careful start, ongoing monitoring

Excerpted from the April 2024 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Master agreements between universities and their corporate partners come in many shapes […]

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4/9/24

Funding Frameworks: Understanding Grants, Gifts, and Contracts in Cross-Sector Collaborations

April 9, 2024—Innovation needs brilliant minds and groundbreaking ideas to blossom, but it also needs the dollars to translate those ideas into useful technologies, products, and services. In university-industry partnerships, […]

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4/3/24

Benefits and Challenges in Cross-Sector Collaborations: Lessons from the UIDP Researcher Guidebook

April 3, 2024—Professionals in university-industry partnerships are aware of the potential challenges and benefits of these important collaborations. Partners bring access to resources, expertise, and talent, while misalignment around IP, […]

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