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When the old ways don’t work, we create new ways

By Anthony Boccanfuso When the old ways don’t work anymore, we create new ways. The COVID-19 crisis is a prime opportunity to forge entirely new pathways to ensure the R&D engine keeps humming. UIDP hosted a lively webinar this week on the future of collaborative partnerships; 495 registrants heard from a panel of research and [...] READ MORE

Facebook RFPs: Six opportunities with upcoming deadlines

Facebook Research has six RFP requests for university research to consider with listed deadlines within the next several weeks. Statistics for Improving Insights, Models, and Decisions Facebook is following up on the 2019 Statistics for Improving Insights and Decisions research awards to foster further innovation in this area and to deepen our collaborations with academia. […]


Vast majority of UIDP members continue 2020 summer internship/co-op programs

Among both U.S. and international companies and research universities, student internship and co-op programs this summer are very much still a “go.” Two recent UIDP membership surveys confirm it. An informal quick poll two weeks ago found that 86% of UIDP industry respondents said they plan to continue their internship programs this summer. Of those, […]


1-Minute Survey Results: Use of Data Systems in U-I Research

UIDP recently fielded a one-minute, informal member survey to learn about the current use of data aggregation and analysis systems. We wanted to know what systems are currently being used and how members are using them. Of the 122 individuals responding, more than half (52.46%) are currently using a data aggregation and analysis system to […]


Fast and furious

By Anthony Boccanfusso The pace and intensity of innovation in the current environment is a curious thing. As a society, we are keenly attuned to daily changes in the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. Every week seems to set a new speed limit end with a new lifestyle reality that would have seemed alien the […]


Insight: EMD Group on the value of UIDP membership

EMD Group joined UIDP in FY2018 and participated with attendance at six events over two years. Mike Matthews, director of partnerships, and Jelena Sepa, director of partnerships and scouting, recently spoke with UIDP on the value of active engagement. This interview is featured in UIDP’s FY2019 Annual Report. ON UIDP EVENTS Mike: We do technical […]


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 […]


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 […]


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

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 […]