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: […]


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

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 […]


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 […]


UIDP Contracting Forum 2020: “The relationships are indispensable”

Why should a contracting pro attend UIDP’s Contracting Forum 2020? Jarrett Ellis, senior associate, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, tells us why. It's more than learning about the newest practices and trends from top practitioners. It's also about the relationships developed and nurtured at UIDP events. Could you or a colleague benefit from two days of [...] READ MORE

UIDP Contracting Forum Speaker Spotlight: Mark Ralph, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

Mark Ralph is executive director and global head, contracts & alliance management, of Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He will present on the panel, “Getting to Yes: What Leading Companies and Universities are doing to Reduce Negotiation Times” at the UIDP Contracting Forum. UIDP: What is a common factor that slows down negotiating a U-I contract [...] READ MORE

The Future of Work: Questions that need answers

By Anthony Boccanfuso On Wednesday morning, I’ll meet with colleagues in Framingham, MA, at the Bose Corporation for our sixth Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier session in as many weeks. Our goal for this week’s National Science Foundation-sponsored event, and the events leading up to it, is to convene academic, corporate and […]


UIDP Contracting Forum Speaker Spotlight: Sophia Herbert-Peterson, Georgia Tech Research Corporation

Sophia Herbert-Peterson is director of industry contracting for Georgia Tech Research Corporation, the contracting entity for sponsored research at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She will present a session on foreground and background intellectual property at the UIDP Contracting Forum 2020. UIDP: What is one pearl of wisdom you wish you knew earlier in your [...] READ MORE

UIDP Contracting Forum Speaker Spotlight: Elizabeth Adams, Princeton University

Elizabeth H. Adams is director of the Office of Research and Project Administration at Princeton University. She will present sessions at UIDP Contracting Forum 2020 on master agreements, visiting scholar/research agreements and service agreements. UIDP: What are some of the benefits of master research agreements for industry and university partners? Adams: The first and perhaps [...] READ MORE

The UIDP Event Experience: UIDP Oxford Summit

Fresh, innovative thinking—that’s what attendees take away from a UIDP conference. More than 150 thought leaders convened at Oxford University in July 2019 to network and improve U-I partnerships. Hear from leaders from Oxford, Princeton, Dayal Petroleum, University of Toronto and more on this two-minute video READ MORE