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Inking a co-location deal is just the beginning: Now it’s time to keep promises

Excerpted from the May 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Convincing a key industry partner to locate on campus is a big deal — but then what? How will you prepare to welcome your partner into the campus community? What are the keys to optimizing the benefits […]


1-Minute Survey | Virtual University-Industry Visits

University-industry visits are an integral aspect of forging and maintaining productive research collaborations. The transition to remote work has reshaped the way these collaborations work. As a means for developing and maintaining relationships, some companies and universities have transitioned away from all visits being in person to some visits being virtual. UIDP is exploring this […]


Blog: Public funding moves research enterprise from pause to fast-forward

By Anthony Boccanfuso The pandemic ramped up new research in vaccines, therapeutics, personal protective gear, and other R&D to mitigate its effects. But for nearly two years, a wide swath of non-COVID research were impacted—because of changes in resource allocation, pandemic-imposed isolation, lack of access to facilities, and a gap in support systems researchers and […]


Project Survey | Joint Solicitations: Industry Participation in Government Investments in Academic Research

Companies and universities have a longstanding history of working collaboratively on precompetitive research, and there are various mechanisms for companies and universities to partner. In many countries, government plays an active role in catalyzing these activities by directly or indirectly funding university-industry research efforts. With increased interest in solving large-scale, global challenges, there is a strong […]


New Member Spotlight: The Home Depot

UIDP welcomes The Home Depot as a new member organization. UIDP spoke with Ian Duff, senior manager, early career research and innovation, about The Home Depot’s goals for its membership in UIDP. UIDP: What is The Home Depot hoping to gain from its membership with UIDP in the coming year?  DUFF: We’re the world-leading company […]


Meta Request for Research Proposals

April 18, 2022 | Meta Research has six RFP requests for university researcher consideration within the next several weeks. Please feel free to share this with appropriate colleagues in your organization. 2022 Privacy Enhancing Technologies Focus Areas: Privacy preserving analytics, Private record linkage and aggregation, Privacy preserving machine learning, Privacy of messaging, Anonymous credentials, Privacy […]


To market more effectively to industry, go beyond the portal

Excerpted from the April 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. It wasn’t too long ago that website portals listing all the technologies and resources available at a research university represented a leading-edge marketing option for letting existing and potential industry partners know the opportunities available to them. […]


As engagement offices seek new hires, emphasis on relationships brings shift and challenges

Excerpted from the March 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Call it alliance management, a more strategic approach replacing a transactional one, or simply “holistic” corporate engagement — however you want to name the undeniable shift that has taken place in how universities approach their industry partnerships, […]


UIDP releases FY2021 Annual Report

Fiscal year 2021 isolated us physically, but united us in mission and execution. The pandemic did not put an end to collaboration; rather, it put the power of partnership into the global spotlight. University and industry researchers worked together—often supported by government R&D funding—to develop, test, and distribute vaccines, personal protective equipment and therapeutics to […]


1-Minute Survey | Time to Agreement for U-I Sponsored Research

Two researchers—one from academia and the other from industry—meet around shared research interests and decide to pursue collaboration. How long does it take to get to a negotiated, signed sponsored research agreement? The 2012 UIDP publication The Researcher Guidebook: A Guide for Successful Institutional-Industrial Collaborations begins with this real-life scenario. The “long and convoluted process” […]