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Universities grow programs for up-skilling and re-skilling industry partners’ employees

Excerpted from the November 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. A number of universities have long-standing programs for employees of industry partners that enable them to enhance their skill sets and their career prospects, ranging from certificate programs to advanced degrees. More recently, however, with the advent […]


Greening for the Greater Good: Research to Fuel the Bioeconomy

This post is an excerpt from an article appearing in NCURA’s Oct/Nov 2022 issue. Download the full article. In 1973, the field of biotechnology was fundamentally transformed when biochemists Stanley N. Cohen and Herbert W. Boyer successfully transplanted genes from one organism to another. In the nearly 50 years since, capabilities to map and edit […]


Pre-Event Survey: Aligning Interests in Support of Chemistry Research

As part of an NSF-sponsored workshop on Aligning Interests in Support of Chemistry Research, UIDP surveyed corporate members to determine their company’s interest in and experience with university research that is jointly funded by government and industry. The survey consisted of nine questions, one of which was industry sector-related, five with set responses, and three […]


Are industry engagement execs missing the boat when it comes to athletics?

Excerpted from the October 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. University athletics sponsorships are big money. How big? Well, according to Statista, a German company specializing in market and consumer data, college sports sponsorship spending hit about $1.25 billion in 2017-18 (, the most recent years for […]


In midst of high turnover, metrics and clear procedures for continuity help stay the course

Excerpted from the September 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. With the advent of the ‘Great Resignation’ — from which, of course, industry partnership offices are not immune — corporate engagement leaders are more focused than ever on what it takes to get members of their teams […]


Apply for the Amazon Postdoctoral Science Cohort, 2022-2023

August 10, 2022 — Amazon is currently hiring for 2022 and 2023 Postdoctoral Science cohorts. The Amazon Postdoctoral Science Program provides recent PhD graduates with a formal avenue to gain industry experience, apply their subject matter expertise, and gain mentorship from established Amazon scientists. Postdoctoral scientists will explore new research ideas, accelerate scientific innovation and […]


UIDP Request for Information: HBCU President Perspectives eMagazine

To receive full consideration, email proposal to by 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022.  | Download the RFI UIDP desires to contract with an independent media/communication firm or individual to develop an electronic publication that will feature the 11 High Research Activity (R2) designated HBCUs. The publication will highlight the research capacity and […]


Industry engagement leaders share keys to expanding partnerships into philanthropy

Excerpted from the August 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. In university-industry partnerships, philanthropy has the potential to be among the most lucrative avenues of collaboration — but how do you get there? If you have a partner that is already engaged, say, in research, or talent […]


1-Minute Survey | Industry Involvement in University Curriculum Development

UIDP Fellow Jim Spohrer contributed to this report. Companies, foundations, and other organizations have a long history of working with universities to establish new and important curriculum areas, ranging from whole schools and departments to focused degrees and courses. Formal mechanisms and processes to establish new curriculum areas range from generous targeted endowments to recruiting [...] READ MORE

UIDP Releases 10 New Project Resources in FY2022

July 25, 2022 – UIDP brought 10 new project products to completion over the past 12 months. They explore timely topics to address current challenges and member organizations’ needs for university-industry collaboration. We introduced non-traditional avenues of communicating information, such as an information-rich learning path and an emagazine. UIDP members may access the resources below. […]