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UIDP Active Projects

UIDP Projects are activities that address a specific challenge or need affecting U-I partnerships and collaboration.

At UIDP, we identify challenges and crowd source solutions through our Project Process. Projects are both strategic and tactical in nature. UIDP Projects provide insights and approaches to support successful university-industry engagement in several areas. Click here to download a one-page overview of our projects and publications. Interested in our project process? Watch the video.

 

Contracting • Partnership Management & Research Administration •

Government Engagement & Economic Development • Workforce Development & Student Engagement

 

UIDP members are invited to propose new projects and to participate in existing projects. Any employee of a UIDP member organization is welcome to participate in UIDP projects. Want to engage by supporting a project? Learn about Project Accelerator Awards.

 

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Phase Title / Description
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Jointly Funded Industry-Government Solicitations

Research solicitations jointly funded by companies and government agencies

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Benchmarking Industry Investment in Universities

This project seeks to collect, anonymize, and disseminate information on industry investment in R&D at universities so that UIDP members can use the information to make related actionable decisions.

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Mapping Federal Funding Opportunities

Developing a list of recurring government funding opportunities that support U-I engagement

I

HBCU Engagement

Guidance on how to best engage and build mutually beneficial relationships with HBCU’s

I

Virtual Recruiting Strategies

Identifying the different ways in which a company can recruit students without showing up in-person on-campus.

I

Strategies for Managing Confidential Information

Guidance for researchers on the appropriate use of confidential information

I

Country by Country Analysis of IP Terms

This project will seek to identify these country specific contracting issues and capture them as a standalone supplement to the strategic work covered in the Contract Accords.

I

Co-locating University Personnel on Industry Campuses

Considerations for university personnel co-locating on industry campuses

I

Showcasing Triple Helix Collaborations

This e-magazine highlights a diverse set of government funded U-I collaborations, how they came to fruition, and the lessons learned.

I

Strategically Incorporating Companies into Government Supported Projects

Explore the myriad of ways that companies can be involved in government funded research projects.

II

Partnership Continuum

Identifying the mechanisms by which universities and industry can partner with each other to advance their interests. A critical assessment of this continuum of partnership possibilities will assist others in facilitating future partnerships.

II

Upfront IP Models

Exploring the benefits and limitations of conducting new contracting models with industry partners.

II

Using Alumni Networks to Strengthen Industry Partnerships

This project will seek to add greater illumination on how to leverage alumni relationships to bolster UI collaborations and incorporate alumni engagement as part of overall partnerships.

II

Under Review: Academic Research Engagement Teams (ARET)

Exploring the structure and function of Academic Research Engagement Teams

III

Master Research Agreements

Examining how master research agreements help companies and universities to deepen their strategic relationships and identifying the key elements that make Master Research Agreements successful.

III

Hosting Virtual Internships

Insight from members that converted internships to a virtual format and the value proposition and best practices for virtual internships.

III

Virtual U-I Visits

Identifying techniques for capitalizing on the advantages of online U-I collaborative meetings while mitigating the challenges of not meeting in person

III

Clinical Trials Terminology Glossary

Developing a standardized publicly accessible set of definitions for clinical trials terminology. The working group is also continuing its partnership with the CTSA CTA Working Group to develop a CRO version of the ACTA & ACDA. View the finalized ACTA and the organizations who have accepted it here.

III

UIDP COVID-19 Response Discussions

How companies and universities adapted and how the pandemic changed the partnership landscape.

III

Industry Postdoc Programs

This project will create a quick guide that describes the various issues associated with establishing and operating a high performing industry based postdoctoral program.

III

Contract Accords

Tackling significant issues affecting university-industry sponsored research agreements and developing practical guidance and detailed reference material to help universities and companies address challenges in negotiating sponsored research agreements.

III

National Lab Project

Aggregating information on the mechanics of contracting with national laboratories in the context of a CRADA. Analyzing publication and patent data to better understand effective partnerships with national labs.

III

Partnership Showcase

Tapping into UIDP members’ real-world insight and experience to showcase examples of high-value, high-return partnerships with the goal of inspiring new, successful U-I collaborations.

III

Accelerated Clinical Trial Agreement (ACTA)

A standardized agreement for industry-sponsored, multi-site clinical trial studies, intended to reduce contracting delays. Developed in collaboration with Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) institutions. Click here to read publicly accessible information on this project.

III

Corporate Request for Proposals

A guide that identifies strategic approaches to help companies develop requests for proposals (RFPs) that target academic institutions and experts who meet specific research and development and commercialization needs.

III

University-Industry Visits: Maximizing the Outcomes

Identifying key issues to consider when planning and implementing strategic U-I visits.

III

Federal Flow-down Reference Guide

Strategies for understanding and dealing with government flow-down clauses between a prime contractor and its subcontractors.

III

Principled Partnerships: Reframing Conflict of Interest

A quick guide to help interested parties develop clear understanding about the importance of U-I research partnerships and how potential financial conflicts can be effectively addressed and managed.

III

Researcher Collaborative Visits Quick Guide

A guide that identifies the benefits, challenges and issues that must be addressed in order to provide maximal value to both parties engaged with researcher collaborative visits.

III

Researcher Guidebook + Quick Guide

A practical handbook to help active industrial and institutional researchers work together more effectively. The Quick Guide provides academic and industrial perspectives on key issues discussed at length in The Researcher Guidebook.

III

University Business Advising

A guide to University Business Advising (UBA), including practical steps and real-world examples of how to create or improve UBA programs in your workplace.

III

Maximizing the Benefits of Advisory Boards

Considering best practices for establishing university-industry advisory boards.

III

Networking with a Purpose: The Basics of Facilitated Serendipity

How to encourage serendipity in U-I collaboration and the role ‘connectors’ play in identifying collaborative opportunities.

III

Intellectual Property Quick Guide

Greater understanding of key elements of IP and how it might relate to negotiations

III

Industry Days Quick Guide

Key Issues to consider for the planning, implementation, and follow-up needed for high impact industry days

III

PhD Student Internships in Industry

Understanding how companies and universities can integrate industry work experience into graduate education.

III

Precompetitive IP & Consortia

An overview of the motives, benefits, challenges of participating in precompetitive research consortia and the associated IP considerations and approaches

III

Joint Faculty Employment Between Companies and Universities

Explores key issues around the emerging trend of university faculty simultaneously being university and company employees.

III

Students & Contracting Issues

A quick reference for legal and policy driven expectations around student involvement in industry sponsored collaborations.

III

Innovation Centers

Developing a catalog of the types of innovation centers that exist and explaining the different types.

III

Communicating Research Collaborations

Developing quick reference and in-depth resources for researchers to use when communicating university-industry research collaborations and their results.

III

Government Funding for U-I Collaborations Guide

Proposes a new approach to the identification of and application for government funding for joint research endeavors.

III

Academic Medical Center-Industry Engagement Project

Maximizing academia's likelihood to secure partnerships with industry.

III

E-Magazine | U-I Connector Career Paths: Crossing Sectors, Creating Impact

In this emagazine, you’ll learn from survey results and from veterans of career transitions about the common threads of working in partnership roles across sectors.

III

Careers in Industry

Developing resources to assist university students in exploring and considering career opportunities in industry.

III

Corporate Affiliate Programs Guide

Determining best practices for establishing and sustaining corporate affiliate programs at universities

III

Industry-Sponsored Undergraduate Capstone Projects

Examining the key elements of undergraduate capstone projects funded by industry.

III

Public Dedication of Intellectual Property

Providing an alternative approach for managing foreground intellectual property generated from industry sponsored research agreements.

III

Insights for Researchers Learning Path

A comprehensive resource for academic and industry researchers on various aspects of U-I collaboration including motives, ways to collaborate, confidentiality, IP, and more.

III

VIDEO: Five Ways to Nail Industry Presentations

2-minute video leverages humor and industry insight to highlight the potential pitfalls and positive practices for maximizing presentations to industry.

III

Effective Practices for Strong U-I Partnerships

Identifying the top characteristics, features, and practices that make companies and universities easy to work with.

III

Co-Locating Industry on University Campuses

Reviewing current practices of companies co-locating staff on university campuses, with the goal of articulating the advantages, drawbacks, risk and benefits of academic institutions providing on-campus physical space to corporate entities.

III

Collaboration Metrics Quick Guide

A menu of metrics that industry and universities can use to evaluate their U-I partnerships, plus how to use them.

III

Comparing Internal Structures

Understanding how companies and universities are structured to work together including common approaches, roles, and responsibilities.

III

Avenues for Engagement: Ways that Companies Invest in Universities

Identifying the avenues for companies to engage with universities and key considerations to make

III

Corporate Affiliate Programs List

View a sortable list of Corporate Affiliate Programs at UIDP member universities, add your CAP to the list, and download guidance on setting up, joining, and managing a CAP.

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