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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 Webinar January 21 - 1-2:30PM EST
Equipping Students and Employees with Essential T-shaped Skills

The jobs driving the 21st Century economy will require employees to possess a mastery of core-content knowledge in a specific field, in addition to well-developed professional abilities, including interpersonal competencies. Employers are placing increased importance upon the mastery of competencies beyond those focused on the academic discipline. Individuals with the abilities to bridge the traditional boundaries between disciplines have been referred to as “hybrid,” “boundary spanners” or “T-shaped” professionals.

Jim Spohrer, Phil Gardner and JoAnn Washam Winson shared their insights on T-shaped development and how academic and industry organizations can equip students and employees for the workforce of the future. The recording will be here.

UIDP Project Summit - January 14-15 hosted by Clemson University
UIDP held a project summit at Clemson University. Fifty representatives from member organizations tackled nine different UIDP projects. Tremendous progress was made by all projects that met. A recap of the UIDP Futures Update will be available shortly. Members can request more information about the UIDP transition by emailing

UIDP member the University of Nebraska-Lincoln talks about the importance of industry partnerships and the value of UIDP membership

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UIDP Releases Principled Partnerships: Unlocking and Speeding Innovation

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The term “Principled Partnerships” was coined by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) as a more descriptive alternative to "financial conflict of interest." 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.

This Quick Guide can be downloaded in the Publications section of Any feedback or comments on this publication can be sent to

A special thank you to all UIDP member representatives who contributed to this effort.

Members who were unable to attend the webinar can request a copy of the presentation by emailing

Equipping Students and Employees with Essential T-shaped Skills


UIDP Quarterly Project Update Webinar - December 11, 2pm ET
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Project Summit
January 14-15, 2015
Location: Greenville, SC
Lead Host: Clemson University
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General Meeting
March 31 - April 2, 2015
Lead Host - Purdue University

General Meeting
October 13 - 16, 2015
Lead Host - University of Tennessee (Knoxville)

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The UIDP is hosting  a series of webinars that are of interest to the UIDP community.  Additional information on these sessions can be found through the following links. 

Webinar Series
Partnership Webinar Series 

Technology Showcase Webinars
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Upcoming Webinars

UIDP Project Update Webinar
December 11, 2014
2pm EST/11am PDT
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UIDP Project Update Webinar
March 11, 2015
2pm ET/11am PT
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