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UIDP Webinar: 2023 Sony Research Award Program

UIDP hosted an informative webinar about the Sony Research Award Program on Monday, July 17, from 1:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET, with 25 minutes of presentation and the remainder for Q&A from the audience. Participants learned more about the Sony Research Award Program, submission guidelines, and application deadlines during Sony’s webinar with Mark Ortiz, senior manager of the Strategy & Planning Office for Sony Corporation of America’s R&D Center U.S. Laboratory.

The Sony Research Award Program is an academic award initiative created to provide U.S., Canadian, select European country, and Indian universities funding for emerging and innovative technology research projects in collaboration with Sony’s own research division. The program comprises the Faculty Innovation Award and the Focused Research Award within three broad subject categories: Information Technology, Devices & Materials, and Life Sciences. The Program is now in its eighth year.

With awards of up to $150,000 per year for each accepted proposal, the Sony Research Award Program creates new opportunities for university faculties to engage in pioneering research that could drive new technologies, industries, and the future. This was a UIDP member-only webinar event.

Originally aired,
Monday, July 17, 2023


  • Mark Ortiz, Senior Manager, Strategy & Planning Office, Research & Development Center U.S., Sony