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

Watch Now: UIDP29 Keynote-Rising Tides: Rethinking Education in an Age of Uncertainty

Jen Gresham, Work for Humanity Whether we’re talking about competing in the global marketplace, preventing dire climate outcomes, or preserving democracy, the qualifications for success have changed. The future’s only certain aspect is its increasing complexity and unpredictability. We face unprecedented challenges that will require individuals and organizations alike to become more adept at innovation […]


NSF leverages the power of collaboration in Convergence Accelerator

By Anthony Boccanfuso The National Science Foundation Convergence Accelerator announced its pilot award recipients Sept. 10, granting $39 million to support 43 projects across the country. There are many ways UIDP members can become involved in this multi-year initiative. Winning pilot award abstracts reveal much about the types of projects the Accelerator funds, and can […]


Funding opportunity: DOE pilot extends work-study dollars to private-sector jobs

By Anthony M. Boccanfuso Federal Work-Study program funds support students, but often fail to make the important connection between academic programs and a career post-graduation. That’s largely because more than 99 percent of federal work-study program dollars fund work on campus rather than in business and industry. Now, universities have an opportunity to expand and […]


Ohio University to co-host university-industry partnerships conference in Columbus

“UIDP29 offers a window into how the university community can strengthen its relationships with current and prospective corporate partners,” said Kevin King, director of industry partnerships at Ohio University and a conference organizer. “Ohio University will have a strong presence at the meeting. We encourage broad participation in the conference, which this year will focus […]