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U.S. Federal Research Funding Inches Up

As the world emerges from the pandemic, we’re seeing greater recognition of the role of governments to invest in the research that will help us address future challenges. An article analyzing a U.S. federal research budget bill passed in December highlights $165 billion in total R&D funding for 2021—an increase of 1% over 2020. A […]


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 […]


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 […]


Can we keep science open?

Academic research leads weigh in to the debate on foreign collaboration By Anthony Boccanfuso Open science is an academic research tradition. So is the practice of recruiting the best students from around the world to conduct research while earning degrees at American universities. But the tradition of open science has been taking hits over the […]


The Future of Work: Questions that need answers

By Anthony Boccanfuso On Wednesday morning, I’ll meet with colleagues in Framingham, MA, at the Bose Corporation for our sixth Future of Work at the Human Technology Frontier session in as many weeks. Our goal for this week’s National Science Foundation-sponsored event, and the events leading up to it, is to convene academic, corporate and […]


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 […]


A New Way To Connect To Your UIDP Network

In early 2018, we’re launching myUIDP, an online platform to help you get the most out of your membership in UIDP, as individuals and organizations.


UIDP Contributes to CSTI Report on University-Industry Partnerships

Last year, the UIDP’s President, Tony Boccanfuso, was in Cambridge, England to share his insights on university-industry (U-I) collaboration in North America and around the world. The UIDP partnered with the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (CSTI) at the University of Cambridge, UK-based PraxisUnico and the UK government’s Science and Innovation Network to […]