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PDF versions of select UIDP publications are available for free download using the links below.  Members may request reasonable numbers of complimentary hard copies (subject to availability). Non-members can obtain UIDP publications by attending one of our general meetings. To request hard copies of PDFs of publications that are not listed below, please email

 Ideas to Innovation: Service Innovation Workshop
In the era of smart service systems, technology is critical to real-world value co-creation, making scientific and engineering research in service innovation critical for future economic progress. Over two days, workshop participants engaged in lively discussion on the context and challenges inherent in service research in general and service innovation research in particular. This meeting summary reports on what was presented and discussed.

Click here to download the meeting summary of Workshop to Develop a Research Agenda for Service Innovation


Catalyzing University-Industry EngagementStrategic university-industry (U-I) relations strengthen the ideas-to-innovation process and are of great strategic importance to leaders in the public and private sectors. At this UIDP and GUIRR co-hosted workshop, the participants explored the current government-university-industry engagement models, identified specific challenges that are encumbering government-industry-university engagement, and discussed new approaches to university-industry collaborations.

Click here to download the Catalyzing University-Industry Engagement to Promote the Nation's Competitiveness Meeting Summary

Resilience CoverThe UIDP and MedStar Health Research Institute co-hosted an Ideas to Innovation (I2I) workshop on "Stimulating Collaborations in the Application of Resilience Engineering to Healthcare." Resilience engineering is an emerging field of study that focuses on the fundamental systemic characteristics that enable safe and efficient performance in expected and unexpected conditions.

Click here to download the Ideas to Innovation: Stimulating Collaborations in the Application of Resilience Engineering to Healthcare Meeting Summary 


Contract Accords ImageThese Contract Accords for University-Industry Sponsored Research Agreements were developed by a strategically assembled and dedicated team of research administration professionals from academia and industry. The Contract Accords address commonly recognized areas that can delay or derail projects, and typically require additional time for resolution. The objective of these Contract Accords is for each party to gain a greater understanding of how these topics can be adequately addressed and allow for mutual benefit to each party during the negotiation of sponsored research agreements. These Contract Accords reflect the consensus and best practices of university and industry UIDP representatives and continue to evolve.

Click here to download Contract Accords 1-10
Click here to download Contract Accords 11-15
Click here to download Revised Contract Accords 1-4 - These have been granted temporary approval. After 60 days for comments and feedback, they will go through the final approval process.

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This Researcher Guidebook addresses the opportunities and challenges unique to institution and industry collaborations, specifically targeting active researchers (at all career stages) and is the product of the collective expertise of the UIDP's member representatives.  The guidebook is divided into two parts: Part 1 is dedicated to the Institutional Researcher; Part 2 is dedicated to the Industrial Researcher. These two companion  portions of the guidebook together create a strategic tool to promote greater understanding of the issues that face both parties in order to facilitate more effective collaborations for mutual benefit.  Reading this guidebook should lead the researcher to ask the right questions, both of the organization and of the potential collaborator, to determine whether to proceed with a particular collaboration. 

The guidebook may also be purchased as an ebook from Amazon.  

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Alternate format of Researcher Guidebook (single page view)
Press Release - July 11, 2012
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Principled Partnerships FAQ CoverPrincipled Partnerships stresses that relationships between academia and industry, for the commercialization of technology and development of solutions for society, are to be promoted rather than avoided. Concurrently, universities and companies strive to ensure that activities are conducted a way that financial interests do not affect the objective conduct of research.

These FAQs were developed with the intention of framing the issue so that partners, the public and other interested parties have a clear understanding of why university-industry research partnerships are crucial and how potential financial conflicts can be effectively addressed and managed.

Click here to download Principled Partnerships: Unlocking and Speeding Innovation



ARTICLE: Strength in Numbers - Selection Magazine (January 2010)

Why University-Industry Partnerships Matter

Negotiation 2.0

“Balancing…The University-Industry Partnership” (July/August NCURA Magazine Issue: Special Theme: University-Industry Partnerships)

Publication Use Guidelines 
UIDP members may distribute publications within their organizations and may share said publications with their collaborators for internal, non-commercial use only. The content of UIDP publications may not be modified. However, UIDP members may incorporate UIDP publications (without change) into member specific publications for internal, non-commercial use only. Prior to citing or including UIDP publications in customized publications, please notify UIDP by emailing