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1/16/22

UIDP Spring 2022: Two can’t miss in-person meetings

Join us in Atlanta to strengthen engagement and boost your partnerships! Connecting with colleagues and building relationships that lead to high-impact research collaborations are two great reasons to come to UIDP’s first in-person conference since 2019. For 15 years, UIDP’s hallmark has been strengthening university-industry collaborations. In March 2022, we’re offering two can’t-miss opportunities for [...] READ MORE
1/16/22

New Member Spotlight: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

UIDP welcomes the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a new member organization. UIDP spoke with Mary Shirley-Howell, director of business recruitment, and Percy Goode, director of business development, about HudsonAlpha’s goals for membership in UIDP. HudsonAlpha has a three-fold mission of conducting genomics-based research to improve human health and wellbeing; sparking entrepreneurship and economic development; […]

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1/12/22

Industry-trained engagement managers overcome ‘cultural conflict’ with universities

Excerpted from the January 2022 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. A clear trend has emerged in industry engagement offices, where leadership hiring is decidedly in the direction of those coming out of industry as opposed to academia. The new industry-groomed faces bring with them a natural question [...] READ MORE
12/15/21

Experts offer guidance for navigating the choppy waters of data use agreements

Excerpted from the December 2021 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. “Data’s a big deal; the issues are constantly changing,” said Elaine L. Brock, JD, MHSA, president and senior partner in Contracts, Compliance, and Conflict of Interest Authority LLC (C3Authority), addressing participants in the recent “Data Use Agreements” […]

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11/17/21

New Member Spotlight: RTI International

  UIDP welcomes RTI International as a new member organization. RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. It works to address complex social and scientific challenges on behalf of governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners. Jacqueline M. Olich, Ph.D., vice president, university collaborations, provided responses […]

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11/10/21

MagCorp creates “Shared IP Model” to help simplify partnership structure

Excerpted from the November 2021 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Magnetics Corporation (MagCorp), a new company co-founded by alumni of Florida State University, has established what it asserts is a unique model for university-industry partnership, highlighted by a “Shared IP Model” that pre-designates the division of IP […]

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10/19/21

UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Engagement with DOE National Labs

UIDP member organizations across the spectrum have an interest in partnering with Department of Energy National Labs. The 17 labs possess tremendous resources, ranging from specialized instruments and facilities and to world-class researchers and technologies. UIDP fielded a survey of its U.S.-based members to learn about their experiences with these partnerships. UIDP also hosted several […]

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10/19/21

New Member Spotlight: Aramco

UIDP welcomes Aramco as a new member organization this year. Aramco is a leading energy and chemical producer, with products that drive global commerce and enhance the lives of people around the globe. UIDP: What is Aramco hoping to gain from this membership with UIDP in the coming year? Aramco: Collaborating with UIDP and respective […]

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10/19/21

New Member Spotlight: Exact Sciences

UIDP welcomes Exact Sciences as a new member organization. UIDP spoke with Scott Fisher, Ph.D., director of academic and network collaborations, about Exact Science’s goals for membership in UIDP. Scott believes in keeping people first, advocates for the earlier detection of cancer, and strives to foster innovation through academic collaboration to bring forward novel cancer […]

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9/12/21

COVID-19 Lessons Learned: Collaboration Needed at All Levels, and a Path to Getting There

By Tevi Troy, in collaboration with UIDP Going into the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020, it would be inaccurate to say that the U.S. was completely unprepared. The truth is that U.S. policy makers long had plans for how to respond to a dangerous new pathogen, and three layers of defense – international monitoring, testing, and […]

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