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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 […]


UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Reorganizing Corporate Engagement Offices

A number of universities have reorganized their corporate engagement offices in the past several years to centralize operations and with an eye towards an enhanced customer experience. UIDP was interested to learn about our member representatives’ experiences with reorganization–whether they’re part of a university that does corporate engagement or an industry member representative that engages […]


BASF invites UIDP members to innovate

UIDP member BASF hosts an Open Innovation page where it invites researchers to innovate with BASF. Three areas in which BASF seeks research partnerships are for digitalization startups, agriculture, and personal care (specific programs are open for proposals at various times). Do you have an RFP or partnership opportunity to share? Please let us know […]


Purdue University’s Theresa Mayer on creating an innovation ecosystem

Theresa Mayer, executive vice president for research & partnerships at Purdue University and FY 2021 UIDP incoming president, speaks to creating an innovation ecosystem by aligning with industry and economic development. The Discovery Park innovation district is an example of integrating academic facilities with space for local companies to set up shop and enhance economic [...] READ MORE

Name-dropping, with a purpose

By Anthony Boccanfuso UIDP started a new fiscal year July 1 by welcoming two non-U.S.-based university members. Karolinska Institutet is not only ranked among the top global institutes for medical education and research, it is also the home base for the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine. It is well known for its industry partnerships [...] READ MORE