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 […]


NC State creates industry on-ramp for grad students

The post-Ph.D. career path isn’t always clearly marked. In this article from UIDP member NC State University, the writer explores an innovative program, Accelerate to Industry (A2i), which creates an onramp for grad students to demonstrate their capabilities for jobs in industry. What’s more, the program is scalable for academic partners.


More Knowledge Exchange Opportunities for UIDP Members

It’s no secret that one of the key benefits of participation with UIDP is the wealth of information the partnership offers. Members’ have long used UIDP’s semi-annual conferences, projects, webinars, and workshops to exchange knowledge. Now, there are even more opportunities for members to share and collaborate as a community! We’ve added myUIDP, a members’ online community […]


UIDP Industry Representatives Interviewed in New Article

Best practice? Nine companies talk about their different approaches to productive academic-industry research collaborations At UIDP27, UIDP member representative Noelle Gracy (Elsevier) interviewed nine industry representatives to learn what works in choosing and executing academic collaborations. The resulting article identifies a commonality across various sectors: industry partners must have a strategic approach to co-create with […]


Explaining UIDP Membership to your colleagues just got easier. Try This!

Our members have been asking us for a better way to explain the UIDP to their colleagues and connect them to UIDP resources relevant to the work they do daily. We’ve put together quick ways you can use to explain the UIDP with content you can customize or copy, paste and send. Explain the UIDP in […]


Request For Proposals

The UIDP is a recognized leader in addressing issues impacting academic-corporate collaboration, providing a unique forum for our member representatives to find better ways to partner.  We are a project-oriented organization, meaning our member representatives identify issues impacting university-industry (U-I) relations. Together, we find practical solutions to shared challenges impeding success, irrespective of who we are […]


UIDP27 Conference Report Now Available!

This September, UIDP welcomed member representatives and other guests to our fall conference, UIDP27, hosted by Northwestern University, in partnership with The University of Chicago and The University of Illinois at Chicago in Chicago, IL. This was the largest UIDP conference to date, with more than 350 attendees (including more than 50 for their first […]


Video: The NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center Webinar Series

Watch our video about the National Science Foundation’s IUCRC Program. Then sign up for the NSF IUCRC Webinar Series and learn about several IUCRCs located across the country. These Centers are supporting innovative research projects that impact YOUR future. The NSF IUCRC Centers Webinar Series is hosted by Iowa State and UIDP. The NSF IUCRC […]