UIDP Active Projects
|I||Advisor Corps||Create a secured database to access content experts within the membership|
|II||Case Studies||Showcase and inspire high-value, high-return partnerships|
|I||Clinical Trials||Work to broaden acceptance of the Accelerated Clinical Trial Agreement (ACTA)|
|I||Corporate Requests for Proposals (RFP)||Identify key elements which should be incorporated into Requests for Proposals|
|I||Co-Locating Industry on University Campuses||Elucidate the benefits and drawbacks of providing campus space to a company|
|II||Contract Accords||Tackle issues affecting university-industry sponsored research agreements|
|0||Graduate Industry Interns||Provide NSF I/UCRC graduate students with industrial research opportunities|
|II||Ideas to Innovation Workshops||Advance idea to innovation process in emerging technology areas|
|I||Master Research Agreements||Develop a Key Elements Guide on Master Research Agreements|
|I||Medical Student Industry Engagement||Facilitate balanced education on healthcare professionals' interactions with industry|
|II||National Laboratory Project||Facilitate understanding of ways to engage with DOE national laboratories|
|II||Negotiation Agreement Workshops||Interactive experiences for university/industry negotiators and decision makers|
|II||Partnership Continuum||Revision of 2009 Partnership Continuum Publication|
|I||Public Dedication of Intellectual Property (IP)||Analyze public dedication models and generate current-best-approaches|
|I||Sharing Industry-University Internal Structures|
Elucidate internal structures of companies and universities to facilitate collaboration
|I||University-Industry Global Contracting||Create a compendium of contracting conditions in various countries|
|I||University-Industry-Startup Nexus||Consider ways startup companies are shaping, facilitating industry-university relations|
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UIDP Completed Projects
Business Advising – This project focuses on how universities can effectively provide business advising services to companies both inside and outside the university ecosystem. The project also provides companies with insights and strategies on how to tap into these services and guide the work to provide a high return on their investment.
Federal Flow Down Clauses – Prime contractors often negotiate a US government contract without considering the impact of flow downs for university subcontractors that if understood upfront, would facilitate the subcontract process and result in subcontracts that are optimal for both the Prime and the university. This project proposes to identify best practices around negotiating USG flow down clauses in a way that could improve subcontractor negotiations and results. The project's intent is to raise the level of awareness of USG clauses that are problematic for universities, identify alternative approaches or clauses that have been successfully used, and develop a UIDP accord that identifies the issues and challenges and provides guidance around them.
IP Quick Guide – This project serves to create a quick guide to help Universities and Industry get answers to commonly occurring questions around the role IP plays in relationships and agreements.
Measures and Metrics – Quantifying the value proposition of UIDP, showing progress made to the members, and improving promotion of the organization and its offerings.
Partnership Continuum – Universities and companies use a multitude of mechanisms for partnering with each other to advance their interests. This project seeks to systematically categorize and perform a critical assessment of this continuum of partnership possibilities that will assist others in the future.
Partnership Webinar Series – The UIDP hosts the Partnership Webinar Series to highlight programs and initiatives that support or impact university-industry collaborations and promote US competitiveness. Information about upcoming webinars is available on the UIDP homepage.
Researcher Collaborative Visits – This project will identify issues that must be addressed in order to provide maximal value to both parties engaged with researcher collaborative visits, emanating from universities or companies. Examples include university faculty doing sabbaticals in industry and industry researchers spending a period of time at an academic institution.
Researcher Guidebook – Many institutional (i.e. universities, national labs and other nonprofit organizations) investigators wish to work with industry to advance their research agenda and ensure relevance of their scholarly pursuits. These investigators face challenges in identifying appropriate strategies for making the necessary connections within industry and dealing with industry related cultural differences. Industry researchers face similar challenges. Industry project leaders and researchers may seek to access academic assets (personnel and infrastructure) to advance their product development and innovation programs. The UIDP is creating a strategic tool targeted at promoting greater understanding of the issues that face both parties in order to facilitate more effective relationships to the mutual benefit of both parties.