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UIDP's Mission, Values, and Goals

Mission Statement

The UIDP supports mutually beneficial U.S. University-Industry collaborations encouraging U.S. competitiveness by developing and disseminating strategies for addressing common issues between the two sectors.

Values              

The UIDP values an honest and open culture that is characterized by:
 
Respect:
  • The development of a deep understanding and respect of the diverse goals, missions, and cultures among our universities and companies, and appreciation of the synergy that they can afford
Open communication:
  • An environment where mutual respect fosters candor and communication 
Commitment to making a difference: 
  • Innovation for the public good, maximizing to the greatest extent possible, the information and products that will ultimately be available to the public
  • Mutual commitment to shared scholarship, diversity, expertise, training and professional development
  • Alignment of the varied goals and cultures of university and industry in pursuit of innovation and research
  • Strategic, result-oriented thinking and the development of practical, active demonstrations. Recognition of the benefits of university-industry collaborations and the opportunity lost when mutually beneficial agreements cannot be reached
Integrity:
  • A commitment to principled and transparent negotiations

Goals

STRATEGIC GOALS
  • Promote education and research between companies, universities, and other research organizations to improve U.S. competitiveness, advance the U.S. scientific knowledge base and create an educated workforce by creating a forum to discuss collaborations in an environment of respect, open communication and integrity.
  • Provide professional development opportunities for contracting and research-performing practitioners
  • Serve as a test bed and undertake demonstrations to experiment and model innovative approaches to university-industry collaborative efforts
OPERATIONAL GOALS
  • Support organizations committed to high value, high return university-industry partnerships
  • Promote principled, transparent and timely negotiations
  • Collaborative efforts to accelerate cooperative, multi-dimensional, long-term partnerships
  • Pursue efficiency and effectiveness, seeking to streamline transactions
  • Maintain and grow a cross functional set of UIDP projects and demonstrations that serve the needs of the members and other interested parties who sponsor and perform research
  • Provide timely communications (both internally and externally) on relevant issues

 

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