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1/15/21

UIDP Survey | 2021 Forecast: Internships and Investment in Sponsored Research (2021)

Early in 2020, UIDP surveyed its members about workforce and talent development plans and the anticipated issues and barriers caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite rapid development of vaccines, the fate of the 2021 round of student internships and co-op programs is top of mind for professionals managing these programs. Economic factors could also affect […]

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12/31/20

Why it’s challenging for industry to engage in government research collaboration

By Kristina Thorsell UIDP Senior Project Advisor Two panel discussions from the UIDP Triple Helix Days event held in October get to the heart of the barriers and challenges for industry engagement in government research collaboration—whether independently or, more often, with an academic partner. The panelists spoke candidly about their experiences and offered tangible examples […]

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12/30/20

UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Role of Alumni in Advancing University-Industry Partnerships

Alumni can be instrumental in strengthening relationships across the university-industry (U-I) engagement spectrum . For example, Zaib And Amir Husain, alumni tech entrepreneurs, donated $5 million in 2020 to launch a machine learning laboratory at the University of Texas at Austin to house a new NSF-funded ArtificiaI Intelligence Institute, and the University of Florida’s AI […]

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11/3/20

New Member Spotlight: University of Alabama in Huntsville

UIDP welcomes the University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH) as a new member organization. Although best known for its research partnerships with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, the U.S. Army, the Missile Defense Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and other important Department of Defense partners, UAH is the anchor tenant of Cummings Research Park, the […]

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11/3/20

UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Industry Internships for Ph.D. Candidates

The 2019 UIDP Quick Guide, PhD Student Internships in Industry, highlighted the value of these experiences for PhD candidates as well as for the industries that provide paid internship opportunities. There is increasing interest in PhD internships as a pathway to industry employment, particularly in STEM fields. We asked UIDP industry members about their experience […]

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10/30/20

Doing business during the pandemic: Partnering with public health for greater impact

By Anthony Boccanfuso “If companies own the responsibility and opportunity to lead in their community, and if they use this information from public health to do it, it will be good for their employee health, and it will be good for their mental health. And ultimately, it will be good for the company's business.”  – [...] READ MORE
10/30/20

New Member Spotlight: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

UIDP welcomes King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) as a new member organization. Located along the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia, faculty at KAUST’s 10 research centers address global challenges related to food, water, energy, and the environment. UIDP spoke with Sean Flanigan, KAUST director of technology commercialization, who leads the team responsible for […]

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10/9/20

New Member Spotlight: University of Massachusetts Amherst

The University of Massachusetts Amherst invests more than $200 million a year in research and partners with industry across more than 60 research centers and institutes. Martina Nieswandt, associate vice chancellor for research and engagement, works to increase research support capacity and services, improving research communication and implementing strategic initiatives. She recently shared her insight […]

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10/8/20

New Member Spotlight: Avery Dennison

UIDP welcomes Avery Dennison as a new member organization. Avery Dennison is an international Fortune 500 manufacturer and distributor of adhesive materials, apparel labels, radio-frequency identification (RFID) inlays, and specialty medical products. UIDP spoke with Collin Moore, director, Strategic Innovation/Open Innovation Studio in the Global Research and Development division of Avery Dennison. UIDP: What is […]

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9/22/20

University of Oxford | Innovation Conversations: How Do Universities Deliver Economic Value?

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 9-10 a.m. Eastern Please join Professor Chas Bountra, pro-vice-chancellor for innovation at the University of Oxford, and an expert panel for a live-streamed interactive discussion and Q&A as they discuss how universities can work together within their wider networks to accelerate innovation, support industry, realize national synergies and address global challenges. Panelists […]

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