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New Member Spotlight: The Home Depot

UIDP welcomes The Home Depot as a new member organization. UIDP spoke with Ian Duff, senior manager, early career research and innovation, about The Home Depot’s goals for its membership in UIDP. UIDP: What is The Home Depot hoping to gain from its membership with UIDP in the coming year?  DUFF: We’re the world-leading company […]


New Member Spotlight: Underwriters Laboratories

UIDP welcomes Underwriters Laboratories as a new member organization. We spoke with Chris Cramer, senior vice president and chief research officer, about Underwriters Laboratories’ goals for membership in UIDP. UL Research partners with a wide variety of stakeholders to ensure its work is both relevant and advances its public safety mission. UIDP: What is Underwriters […]


New Member Spotlight: HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology

UIDP welcomes the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology as a new member organization. UIDP spoke with Mary Shirley-Howell, director of business recruitment, and Percy Goode, director of business development, about HudsonAlpha’s goals for membership in UIDP. HudsonAlpha has a three-fold mission of conducting genomics-based research to improve human health and wellbeing; sparking entrepreneurship and economic development; […]


New Member Spotlight: RTI International

  UIDP welcomes RTI International as a new member organization. RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. It works to address complex social and scientific challenges on behalf of governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners. Jacqueline M. Olich, Ph.D., vice president, university collaborations, provided responses […]


New Member Spotlight: Aramco

UIDP welcomes Aramco as a new member organization this year. Aramco is a leading energy and chemical producer, with products that drive global commerce and enhance the lives of people around the globe. UIDP: What is Aramco hoping to gain from this membership with UIDP in the coming year? Aramco: Collaborating with UIDP and respective […]


New Member Spotlight: Exact Sciences

UIDP welcomes Exact Sciences as a new member organization. UIDP spoke with Scott Fisher, Ph.D., director of academic and network collaborations, about Exact Science’s goals for membership in UIDP. Scott believes in keeping people first, advocates for the earlier detection of cancer, and strives to foster innovation through academic collaboration to bring forward novel cancer […]


New Member Spotlight: University of Vermont

UIDP welcomes the University of Vermont as a new member organization. Founded in 1791, the University of Vermont whole-heartedly embraces its land-grant mission reflected in its commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and extension with an eye to economic opportunities for the State of Vermont. UIDP spoke with Corine Farewell, DVM, MBA, director of UVM […]


New Member Spotlight: Dell Technologies

UIDP welcomes Dell Technologies back as a UIDP member organization. Dell Technologies is dedicated to open innovation and partnership for research collaboration, and is actively developing emerging technologies in AI, data management, and 5G security. UIDP spoke with Deborah Stokes, who leads Dell Technologies’ external research activities, about the company’s goals for membership in UIDP. Deb will also kick off the metrics discussion at this month’s UIDP Thirsty […]


New Member Spotlight: Henkel

UIDP welcomes Henkel, a multinational chemical and consumer goods company headquartered in Düsseldorf, Germany, as a new member organization.  Henkel aims to develop different kinds of strategic partnerships with selected partners to challenge its innovative business, and is developing additional growth potential through the expansion of strategic partnerships.   UIDP spoke with Michael Todd, vice president for innovation and […]


New Member Spotlight: Georgia State University

UIDP welcomes Georgia State University as a member organization. With six campuses in the Atlanta metro area, Georgia State has greatly expanded its research program in the past decade, with investments increasing by more than 141% since 2010.   UIDP spoke with Jay Kahn, vice president of advancement and president of the Georgia State University […]