The Who, Why, and What of UIDP23
UIDP meetings seek to assist participants in understanding the tactical side of university-industry collaboration. Meeting attendees are looking to learn about the specific details of how collaborations are initiated, what hurdles were addressed (and how), which offices were critical, and the lessons learned from the partnerships which are discussed.
The UIDP community attends general meetings to learn strategies that can be used to advance their professional interests. Meeting attendees come from a variety of fields and disciplines, and presenters are asked to focus on the mechanics of the partnership as opposed to the technical details of the projects that the partnership addressed.
Attendees are predominately member representatives. The UIDP membership is approximately two universities for every company. There will also be a small number of service providers and non-profit representatives at the event. Job titles of these individuals include representatives from the following University offices: Vice President for Research Office, Deans, Corporate Relations, Technology Transfer, Research Administration, and Economic Development. Corporate attendees include representatives from university relations, technology scouting, legal affairs, and contracting.