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Balancing competitiveness with freedom: Reflections on the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act

By Anthony Boccanfuso UIDP President and CEO UIDP’s member webinar this week on legislative efforts to address U.S. security concerns could not have been more timely. Leslee Gilbert, vice president of government affairs firm Van Scoyoc Associates, brought her expertise to discuss legislation that passed the U.S. Senate Tuesday night—the United States Innovation and Competition Act [...] READ MORE

UIDP Announces FY2022 Board of Directors

Members of UIDP voted on an outstanding slate of candidates who volunteered to stand for election to the UIDP Board of Directors for FY2022. Three positions were open for election this term. Selected to serve a two-year term beginning July 1, 2021 are: Wendi Yajnik Novartis Incoming Chair (Industry) Manjula Donepudi Pfizer Industry Director Sophia [...] READ MORE

Metrics can play a significant role when evaluating success of partnerships

Excerpted from the May 2021 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor. UIDP members can view the entire issue here. Can you “measure” the success of your U-I partnership? To a degree, you certainly can, say the experts. Universities and their industry partners employ a variety of metrics to help determine the strength of existing relationships and […]


New Member Spotlight: Henkel

UIDP welcomes Henkel, a multinational chemical and consumer goods company headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, as a new member organization.  Henkel aims to develop different kinds of strategic partnerships with selected partners to challenge its innovative business, and is developing additional growth potential through the expansion of strategic partnerships.   UIDP spoke with Michael Todd, vice president for innovation and […]


UIDP, core partners launch NSF’s new Engineering Research Visioning Alliance

New organization will convene engineering voices to identify opportunities and priorities for innovative research that benefits society After a competitive process, UIDP has been awarded a five-year, $8 million cooperative agreement from the National Science Foundation to create and manage the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA). This first-of-its-kind program has a single focus: To identify [...] READ MORE

U.S. Federal Research Funding Inches Up

As the world emerges from the pandemic, we’re seeing greater recognition of the role of governments to invest in the research that will help us address future challenges. An article analyzing a U.S. federal research budget bill passed in December highlights $165 billion in total R&D funding for 2021—an increase of 1% over 2020. A […]


UIDP releases FY2020 Annual Report

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in 2020, it is how quickly the world can change–and how quickly we can adapt and remain strong. In this report, you’ll read about UIDP’s activities in FY2020–from execution of our first international event to our first virtual event, plus our projects, publications, new surveys and podcasts, and new […]


New Member Spotlight: Georgia State University

UIDP welcomes Georgia State University as a member organization. With six campuses in the Atlanta metro area, Georgia State has greatly expanded its research program in the past decade, with investments increasing by more than 141% since 2010.   UIDP spoke with Jay Kahn, vice president of advancement and president of the Georgia State University […]


David Tyndall, Collaborative Real Estate: The value of a collaborative environment

UIDP’s Community Partners are organizations and agencies that are not eligible for general membership, but whose mission and work are complementary to UIDP. They possess skills and tools that are relevant to the UIDP community and that boost our efforts to develop and disseminate strategies addressing common barriers to university-industry collaboration.   We recently spoke […]


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 […]