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. I
ndividuals 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. View Recording 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
UIDP member the University of Nebraska-Lincoln talks about the importance of industry partnerships and the value of UIDP membership
UIDP Releases Principled Partnerships: Unlocking and Speeding Innovation
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 uidp.org. Any feedback or comments on this publication can be sent to email@example.com.
A special thank you to all UIDP member representatives who contributed to this effort.
UIDP Quarterly Project Update Webinar - December 11, 2pm ET
Four times a year we hold a Project Update Webinar to inform current members about UIDP's project portfolio. At any given time we have 15-20 different projects underway all of which target lowering the barriers to industry and universities working together. These webinars are a great way to learn about new tools that UIDP has developed and ways to get involved. Members who were unable to attend the webinar can request a copy of the presentation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The next Project Update Webinar will be on March 11, 2015. Members can register here using their organization email address.