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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

New Report from OSTP-UIDP Symposium: Broadening University and Industry Engagement

On December 3, 2019, the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and UIDP hosted the Broadening University and Industry Engagement symposium at Stanford University. The symposium brought together more than 90 leaders and experts from the private sector, academia, and federal, state, and local governments to identify opportunities to broaden and strengthen cross-sector engagement […]


UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Understanding Different Levels of Partnership

Terminology and nomenclature help define relationships. For this survey, we set out five different partnership levels, from the newest or most surface-level to the deepest, most advanced type. We asked respondents to provide the label or key word their organization would associate with the given level of engagement. For the purpose of these descriptions, “deal” […]


UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Use of Commercial Feasibility Reports to Justify Research Funding

Some companies require a commercial feasibility report prior to a new R&D project. UIDP was interested in learning about industry best practices for when and how to use these reports. Download the survey report. In a survey fielded to industry prime representatives May 20 to June 15, 2020, UIDP found that a majority of respondents (58%) [...] READ MORE

VMware’s Chris Ramming on the value of cross-sector collaboration

Chris Ramming, senior director of research at VMware, sat down for an interview with UIDP to share his perspective on how industry works cross-sector—with universities and with the National Science Foundation--to develop and disseminate innovative ideas in today's high-tech landscape. "In some sense, there's a long story unfolding that has to do with the way [...] READ MORE

Patricia Bou, CannonDesign: The intersection of design, innovation, and collaboration

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. Community Partner CannonDesign is […]


UIDP 1-Minute Survey | Perception of Industry Engagement in Universities 2020-2021

In the COVID-19 environment, UIDP was interested to learn about our members’ perception of university-industry research relationship investment anticipated for the next academic year. Will it increase, decrease, or remain the same? See the survey report. In a survey fielded to both university and industry membership May 18-25, 2020, UIDP found that a majority (61%) […]