7:30 – 8:10 a.m.

Location: Vineyards Conference Center

Breakout Sessions #4
8:10 – 9:30 a.m.

Maximizing the Outcomes from U-I Visits

LocationSilver Oak/Jordan

There is significant variance in how universities and industries plan strategic visits to one another. This session will explore the key findings from the content developed from the 2018 Project Summit.

Speakers: Cherrie Hughes, University of Florida


Industry Investments in Scholarship Programs


A concept session was held at UIDP25 to discuss the differences between industry-run competitive scholarships and fellowships, endowed scholarships within departments, and non-endowed scholarships within departments. This session will seek to determine a rationale for why universities and industries would participate in scholarship programs and will explore mechanisms for establishing these programs.


BASF's Digitalization in R&D


With the volume of acquired data growing exponentially, the need for meta-analysis across diverse data sets is the reality driving our understanding of the natural world. Coupled with expansions in computing power and advancements in artificial intelligence techniques, the transformative opportunity which digitalization represents cannot be minimized. Increasing our effectiveness, efficiency and innovative power as an R&D organization requires us to build strong collaborations with leading universities and the thought leaders in the digital space. This session will give you an overview of Digitalization in R&D at BASF and invite you to collaborate with us.

SpeakersBrian Standen, BASF


IoT Security, Privacy, & Policy

The Internet of Things is adding millions of intelligent devices to the Internet which pose a completely new set of challenges with regard to cybersecurity and privacy.  This session will discuss the challenges as well some potential solutions and approaches from a variety of perspectives.

LocationKistler (classroom)

Speakers: Vyas Sekar, Carnegie Mellon University CyLab, Jim Warren, Cisco


Up, Up and Away: Higher Education Computing and the Cloud


Cloud computing offers numerous potential benefits for university research, administration and teaching.  However, as a new, emerging model for higher-education computing, it presents several challenges as well.  This panel will explore the promise of the cloud and how universities are overcoming the challenges.

SpeakersElizabeth Bruce, Microsoft, Karina Edmonds, Google, Shane Knapp, UC Berkeley

University Collaboration at Siemens Corporate Technology
10 – 10:25 a.m.

Access to global innovation networks is for Siemens a means of sustaining the advance of technology and safeguarding future business success by developing a broad and innovative high-tech portfolio. Today, innovation emerges increasingly through joint activities with partners in academia. By linking the industrial and academic worlds, Siemens promotes intensive research and recruiting activities. Collaborating with leading universities and research institutes ensures participating in much of the most exciting basic and applied research being conducted around the world. This session will give an overview of the Siemens university collaboration model.

Speakers: Arturo Pizano, Siemens

Location: Vineyards Conference Center

Lam Research: Innovation Through Collaboration
10:25 – 10:50 a.m.

Lam Research is a leading provider of wafer fabrication equipment and services to the global semiconductor industry. Diverse applications for mobile, cloud, and performance computing are driving industry growth and creating new challenges for integrated device manufacturers. These challenges provide an opportunity for Lam to differentiate our technology through engagements on early-phase research. This talk will introduce you to how we use academic collaborations to provide strategic value for universities, Lam, and our customers.

Speakers: Nerissa Draeger, Lam Research

Location: Vineyards Conference Center

Ethics and Compliance 2018: a University-Industry Dialogue
10:50 – 11:30 a.m.

From #MeToo to campus speech to AI to perceived conflicts of interest, concerns about ethics are now even more a part of daily life at companies, colleges and universities alike. For both sides, this concern is only more heightened when it comes to their partnerships with other institutions. (Who are your partners, and what do they appear to stand for?)In this panel, ethics and compliance professionals from academia and  Industry will share their respective points of view and current concerns. The goal is to understand better not just what your partner needs your institution to do, but how it hopes you will do it.

Speakers: Moderator: Jason Meyer, Esq., Sheryl Vacca, Providence St. Joseph Health

Location: Vineyards Conference Center

Boehringer Ingelheim: Working Together for Better Health
11:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Boehringer Ingelheim is one of the pharmaceutical industry’s top 20 companies, and to this day remains family-owned after more than 130 years. Day by day, some 50,000 employees create value through innovation for the three business areas - human pharmaceuticals, animal health, and biopharmaceutical contract manufacturing. In 2016, Boehringer Ingelheim achieved net sales of around $20B, and invested nearly $4B to R&D expenditures.  Our innovation ambition is demonstrated through our daily work to continuously deliver breakthrough medicines that improve patients’ lives. Partnerships between our own team of industry-leading scientists and our growing global community of innovation partners, provide a rich source of discovery and development. This blend of external innovation and internal expertise allows us to incubate the most creative ideas and unlock innovation so together we can improve the health of people around the world.

Speakers: Gaylene Anderson, Boehringer Ingelheim

Location: Vineyards Conference Center

NSF Collaboration Highlights
11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.

The National Science Foundation is continually evaluating effective strategies (while concurrently seeking new ones) for advancing its mission.  Corporate engagement is essential for supporting NSF's traditional work as the prime funder of academic research and this session will cover a few examples of these new approaches

Speakers: Barry Johnson, NSF

Location: Vineyards Conference Center

Concluding Remarks
12:20 – 12:30 p.m.

Speakers: Tony Boccanfuso, UIDP, Coleen Burrus, Princeton, Cary Gooding, Cisco

Location: Vineyards Conference Center

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Bldg. 9 hallway (south entrance)

Site Visit: IBM Almaden
2 – 4 p.m.

IBM is pleased to host UIDP members at the renowned Almaden Research Lab founded in 1956. Take advantage of an opportunity to learn about IBM's university programs, as well as recent research breakthroughs.  Almaden boasts a rich history of breakthroughs that include the distributed relational database; the ability to position individual atoms; the first data mining algorithms; the IBM Microdrive – the world's smallest disk drive; racetrack memory; and innovations in data storage technology. Today, Almaden's research community focuses on solving problems across areas as diverse as nanomedicine, services science, atomic scale storage, food safety, and medical image analytics. Please contact for more details.

Attendees must provide their own transportation.

SpeakerJoAnn Washam Winson, IBM

Location650 Harry Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

Site Visit: Samsung
2 – 4 p.m.

Meet with Samsung Research America representatives and visit their research labs for consumer products (e.g. mobile, television, home appliances, etc.). Also on site are development projects for enterprise and service business, as well as the largest user interface/experience lab outside of Korea.Samsung Research America is located at 665 Clyde Ave., Mountain View, CA 15 minutes away from Cisco headquarters. Please contact or call 650-584-2143 to arrange your site visit.

Attendees must provide their own transportation.

SpeakerIda Shum, Samsung

LocationSamsung Research America 665 Clyde Ave., Mountain View, CA

UIDP Academy Workshop: Mechanics of University/government/industry engagement
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.

This workshop will explore tactical and strategic approaches being used by government to support industry-university collaborations. Among these specific mechanisms are:

- Cooperative agreements

- Co-sponsorship of open solicitations

- Industry-University joint responses to open solicitations

This session will also consider best practices for university-industry teaming under government grants and how to address intellectual property (IP) matters.

SpeakersPrakash Balan, NSF, Abby Benson, University of Colorado, Jeffrey Boyce, SUNYRF, Mary Beth Campbell, Caltech, Bob Hardy, COGR, Barry Johnson, NSF, Chris Ramming, VMWare

Location: Vineyards Conference Center

Day 4: Thursday, April 19