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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 […]


UIDP-University of Pittsburgh Survey on Corporate Partnering Functions

In May 2020, the University of Pittsburgh asked UIDP to field a survey asking members how their industry partnering offices operate. Key findings of the survey were later published by the University of Pittsburgh and may be downloaded here. Among the report highlights: There were no meaningful differences between the responses of public and private […]


UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Importance of Gaining Corporate Experience

How important is it for those studying in STEM fields to gain formal corporate experience before leaving college? We asked UIDP members about a range of different experiences: lengthy, formal experiences like full-semester internships; formal, short experiences, like micro-mentorships; and informal experiences, like industry presentations to student groups or career fair discussions. Download the results. […]


New Member Spotlight: Karolinska Institutet

UIDP welcomes Karolinska Institutet (KI) as a new member organization. KI is ranked among the top global universities for medical education and research and is also the home base for the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. UIDP spoke with Richard Cowburn, who serves as corporate partnering coordinator for KI. He works as a central […]


Facebook Accelerator drives growth for startups

Apply through Sept. 11, 2020 | Facebook is looking for startup companies ready to collaborate, learn, and grow to make an impact on internet speed, coverage, and the costs to connect. Through Facebook Connectivity, the company is partnering with MassChallenge in a 12-week virtual program that will give up to 30 startups in the Americas […]


UIDP 1-Minute Survey: How Does Your University “Do” Corporate Engagement?

The corporate engagement function can be structured within the greater organization in a variety of ways. This survey, prompted by a UIDP member organization, delved into how universities organize functions that commonly fall under the corporate engagement umbrella—how institutions “do” corporate engagement. Download the results. This topic is explored in depth in the UIDP member […]


COVID-19 makes the case: Lower research barriers

By Anthony Boccanfuso On January 20, before COVID-19 even had a name, a research consortium publicly posted the virus’s genome with a message to researchers to download, share, use, and analyze the data. In 10 weeks, the first vaccine, developed by the University of Oxford and Moderna, began Phase 1 trial. Last month, that vaccine [...] READ MORE

New Member Spotlight: L3Harris Technologies

UIDP welcomes L3Harris Technologies as a new member organization. L3Harris is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, providing advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. UIDP spoke with Chris Feuerstein, an electrical engineering manager at L3Harris, who is responsible for a majority of the university research partnerships […]


Purdue’s Cyber Apprenticeship Program: Advancing Skills, Filling the Gap

  Purdue University’s Cyber Apprenticeship Program (P-CAP) model is a new take on training a new cadre of professionals in the high-demand cybersecurity field. UIDP spoke with Geanie Umberger, executive director of the program, about the critical need to advance the skills of this workforce. UIDP will host a free webinar Sept. 2 on this […]


UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Accounting for Alliance Management Fees

Some universities and medical schools receive alliance management fees from industry partners along with industry sponsored research funding. UIDP was interested in learning how these institutions account for these alliance management fees. UIDP university-based contracting professionals and professionals within the Research Administration listserv group were invited to respond. Download the results. We asked how respondents […]