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
Congressional hearing: UIDP and GUIRR members testify on “The Relationship Between Business and Research Universities: Collaborations Fueling American Innovation and Job Creation” as part of witness panel
L to R: William D. Green, Executive Chairman, Accenture; Ray O. Johnson, Senior VP and CTO, Lockheed Martin Corporation; John S. Hickman, Director, Global University Relations and Life Sciences, Deere and Co.; Lou Graziano, Director, University R&D Strategy, Sustainable Technologies & Innovations Sourcing, the Dow Chemical Company; Jilda Diehl Garton, VP for Research and General Manager, Georgia Tech Research Corporation, Georgia Institute of Technology
On August 1, 2012, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education held a hearing to examine partnerships and collaborations between industry and research universities. UIDP and GUIRR were cited as examples of important consortia leading the way.
UIDP member the University of Nebraska-Lincoln talks about the importance of industry partnerships and the value of UIDP membership