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Using Alumni Networks to Strengthen Industry Partnerships

Alumni play a critical role in initiating and supporting university-industry research collaborations.

They can also play a role in other areas found on the partnership continuum.  This project will seek to add greater illumination on how to leverage alumni relationships to bolster UI collaborations and incorporate alumni engagement as part of overall partnerships.

Related Resources

Collaboration Metrics Quick Guide

Corporate Affiliate Programs Guide

Insights for Researchers Learning Path

Maximizing the Benefits of Advisory Boards Quick Guide

UIDP Blog Post: Industry engagement leaders share keys to expanding partnerships into philanthropy

UIDP 1-Minute Survey: Role of Alumni in Advancing U-I Partnerships

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This project was approved during the January 2021 Project Committee meeting. If you are interested in being a part of this working group, please click here.

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