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4/7/20

UIDP releases FY2019 Annual Report Copy

With five years behind us as an independent, non-profit membership hub, UIDP has evolved substantially in terms of size, scope and impact. In this report, you’ll read about UIDP’s activities in FY2019–from our inaugural workshop designed exclusively for universities located outside major metropolitan areas, to our projects, publications and networking events. You’ll also hear straight […]

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3/30/20

UIDP releases FY2019 Annual Report

With five years behind us as an independent, non-profit membership hub, UIDP has evolved substantially in terms of size, scope and impact. In this report, you’ll read about UIDP’s activities in FY2019–from our inaugural workshop designed exclusively for universities located outside major metropolitan areas, to our projects, publications and networking events. You’ll also hear straight […]

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3/13/20

Squeezing the lemons

By Anthony Boccanfusso These are extraordinary times. The unprecedented cancellation this week of everything from university classes to the NCAA Basketball Tournament wasn’t even on the radar 10 days ago. Last Friday, UIDP canceled our spring conference. Recognizing the value of the content and the preparation our speakers had already invested, we announced our first […]

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3/9/20

Five ways industry can get involved in NSF’s Convergence Accelerator

The Convergence Accelerator is a new capability within the National Science Foundation to accelerate use-inspired, convergence research and that seeks to engage partnerships with industry and universities. In this 3-minute video, Doug Maughan, who leads the program, explains how interested parties (companies, local and state governments, non-profits, and universities) can get involved. Doug will present [...] READ MORE
2/5/20

Fostering research collaborations with the private sector

(University of New Mexico Newsroom) By Natalie Rogers | February 04, 2020 The UNM Office of Research and Compliance, UNM Foundation, and UNM Office of the Vice President for Research hosted the University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) President, Dr. Anthony Boccanfuso, recently. Boccanfuso met with members of the university’s research leadership on Main Campus and […]

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2/3/20

Kelvin Droegemeire, OSTP Director, on the value of building cross-sector partnerships

Kelvin Droegemeier, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology, joined UIDP for a cross-sector engagement summit Dec. 3, 2019 in Stanford, CA, "Broadening University-Industry Engagement." In this video, Dr. Droegemeier and UIDP's Anthony Boccanfuso speak to the force-multiplier effect of cross-sector collaboration among private industry, federal agencies, universities and non-profit organizations. The [...] READ MORE
1/28/20

New Member Spotlight: Johns Hopkins University

UIDP welcomes Johns Hopkins University (JHU) as a new member organization. We spoke with Sean Evans, director of corporate partnerships, life sciences. and Seth Zonies, director of corporate partnerships, engineering, about the university’s reasons for joining the UIDP family. UIDP: What is JHU hoping to gain from membership with UIDP in the coming year? JHU: […]

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1/15/20

UIDP Contracting Forum Speaker Spotlight: Lesley Millar-Nicholson, MIT

Lesley Millar-Nicholson has been director of the MIT Technology Licensing Office (TLO) since July 2016, and recently also became director of catalysts in MIT’s newly-formed Office of Strategic Alliances and Technology Transfer (OSATT). At UIDP’s Contracting Forum, she will discuss current approaches to reducing negotiation times, and she will also be featured in a fireside [...] READ MORE
12/20/19

New Member Spotlight: University of Utah

UIDP welcomes the University of Utah as a new member organization. We spoke with Keith Marmer, associate vice president for technology & venture commercialization and corporate partnerships, Center for Technology & Venture Commercialization at the University of Utah, about the university’s reasons for joining the UIDP family. UIDP: What does the University of Utah hope […]

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12/17/19

Can we keep science open?

Academic research leads weigh in to the debate on foreign collaboration By Anthony Boccanfuso Open science is an academic research tradition. So is the practice of recruiting the best students from around the world to conduct research while earning degrees at American universities. But the tradition of open science has been taking hits over the […]

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