The purpose of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) is to enhance the value of collaborative partnerships between university and industry in the United States.
UIDP is an organization of universities and companies who seek to build a stronger relationship between these parties. UIDP provides a unique forum for university and industry representatives to meet and discuss operational and strategic issues such as contracting, intellectual property, and compliance matters. These conversations might otherwise never take place, and they serve to help university representatives better understand the culture and constraints of their industry counterparts, and vice versa. This initiative is supported by the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR). Learn more about UIDP
UIDP Technology Showcase Webinar: PepsiCo
Looking for Assistance: PepsiCo's Top Food Processing Research Challenges
On November 17 at 1pm ET, UIDP hosted a webinar featuring PepsiCo. The webinar highlighted the PepsiCo Advanced Research (PAR) department and identify areas for potential partnerships. PepsiCo Advanced Research is the upstream corporate R&D department of PepsiCo Global R&D. PAR is charged with identifying, researching, and developing emerging novel technologies in both food and beverage processing and packaging. The ultimate goal of PAR is to create "development ready" technology that is robust enough to perform successfully at a pilot scale.
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UIDP Releases New Models Publication
An opportunity for members to learn about emerging University-Industry collaborative models
New Models is a valuable resource for understanding the key attributes of emerging collaborative models. The publication begins with a concise chart that contrasts new models from 8 major universities and goes on to explain each new model in detail.
UIDP member the University of Nebraska-Lincoln talks about the importance of industry partnerships and the value of UIDP membership