UIDP is a project-oriented organization where our members identify issues impacting university-industry (U-I) relations and opportunities to develop new approaches to working together. UIDP has been helping improve the quality of U-I partnerships for more than a decade.
UIDP provides members – including some of the world's finest companies and research universities – with an opportunity to increase the success of U-I collaborations and research projects.
The UIDP team includes some of North America's leading experts on U-I partnerships and collaboration.
The UIDP board includes representatives from some of the world's finest industrial companies and research universities.
Our membership comprises top-tier innovation companies and world-class research universities: organizations committed to active participation in pursuit of excellence in U-I collaboration and partnership.
Our members include top innovation companies and research universities around the world. See the membership list.
UIDP’s Community Partners are organizations and agencies that are not eligible for general membership, but whose mission and work are complementary to UIDP.
UIDP may help you promote your organization's—initiatives, job openings, and other collaborative opportunities through our channels.
Membership with the UIDP is institutional meaning any employee of a UIDP Member Organization can gain full access to membership services, resources and participate in our activities as a member representative.
Organizations can increase their visibility within the UIDP community by sponsoring UIDP meetings, regional events, workshops and other educational programming.
As part of its activities in support of UIDP members and for the betterment of the general academic, corporate, government, and non-profit sectors, UIDP regularly offers webinars on topical areas of interest.
UIDP's virtual event and networking platform is ideal for workshops and one-day events. Find out how you can access this service at no cost.
UIDP's virtual event and networking platform is ideal for multi-day events with concurrent sessions, workshops, and industry advisory sessions.
UIDP’s Project Process—from first-mention of an idea to the creation of the product outcomes of every project—creates a unique environment where companies and universities come together as equal parties to solve a shared challenge.