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UIDP Co-Hosts IP Event on Capitol Hill

On September 30, the University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) co-hosted an event on Capitol Hill along with the American Chemical Society Science & the Congress Project.

UIDP President, Anthony Boccanfuso moderated the panel, with included a number of people who have been involved with UIDP for many years; Grace Wang, National Science Foundation; Michael Amiridis, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lou Graziano, Independent Consultant formerly at The Dow Chemical Company; and
Jilda Garton, Georgia Institute of Technology.

The panel provided an overview of different IP approaches and models that have emerged for managing public-private partnerships. Grace discussed the development of IP policy over time, highlighting the evolution of university tech transfer offices. Michael chose to speak on the experience of university faculty who chose to pursue industry funding. He pointed out both the challenges and immense successes that he encountered. Next, Lou offered remarks on the value that companies see in university-industry collaboration, and Jilda concluded the panel presentations with an overview of how Georgia Tech measures the success of technology transfer. Each panelist provided insight into the various ways that IP impacts tech transfer, innovation, and partnerships.