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UIDP25: Conference in Detroit, MI

September 25 - September 28

UIDP25, our semi-annual conference is being held this September in Detroit, Michigan.

The conference will be held at Wayne State University and is hosted by Michigan State Unversity, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan.

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UIDP25 Conference Agenda Includes: 

UIDP25 General Meeting 

  • Panel Discussions:
    • Role of U-I Collaboration in State & Regional Economic Development
    • Cybersecurity
    • Mobility Transformation
  • State Involvement in U-I Interface
  • New University Engagements and Pre-Marital Mentoring
  • Project Session Breakouts:
    • Scholarship Programs
    • Partnership Continuum
  • Networking opportunities
    • Including receptions at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Madison Building Rooftop
  • Tours (Tours are now sold out)
    • Detroit Experience 
      The themes that are shaping Detroit right now are community, collaboration, and opportunity and on this tour, you’ll see how those themes are woven throughout the city. The route includes an overview of the people, places, and neighborhoods that make up Detroit’s core including Downtown, East Riverfront, Midtown, New Center and Eastern Market. You’ll also see distressed neighborhoods surrounding the core that are developing unique solutions to the challenges they face. Whether you’ve been in Detroit a day or a lifetime this tour will give you a better understanding of Detroit’s past, present, and future.
    • Ford River Rouge Automobile Assembly Tour
      Walk through a real-life truck plant, view one of the world’s largest “living roofs,” and see a gallery of iconic Ford vehicles produced at the Rouge. Located in Dearborn, just outside of Detroit, Michigan; visitors also enjoy two exciting theater experiences, from a multi-sensory film about the making of the new Ford F-150 truck filled with jaw-dropping special effects, to a short documentary about the factory’s past featuring rare archival footage.

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UIDP Academy Workshops

Additional fee required. See below for details.

UIDP25 is offering two concurrent UIDP Academy Workshops:

Mon., Sept. 25, 1 to 6 PM – Tues., Sept. 26, 8 to 11 AM:

  • Measuring Value: Developing and Using Metrics to Measure Innovation Partnership Value
    In this workshop, we will hear from industry and company representatives who have developed measurement systems to show the value of their partnerships as well as demonstrate and communicate the value they create to their larger community ecosystems.
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  • Large Value Partnerships: Building and Maintaining High-Value University-Company Partnerships
    Large University-Corporate partnerships are often in the news, but what went into making them and is the value proposition to my organization worth pursuing? In this workshop, we will have some of the architects of these partnerships discuss how they came about and what went into building them. Through a series of presentations, exercises, and discussions, company, and university attendees will build a shared understanding of the opportunities and challenges in forming large value partnerships and, importantly, discuss how to maintain and sustain partnerships over the longer term.
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Conference Location

Wayne State University
Student Center Administration
5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202


A block of rooms has been held for the UIDP25 conference at the Westin Book Cadillac and the Marriott Hotel at the Renaissance Center. To receive the UIDP25 rate, reservations must be made on or before 5:00 pm EST, Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 15.00%).
Please mention the group name UIDP25 to receive the conference rate.

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Workshop Fees:

  • Members: $225 until Aug. 14/$325 after Aug. 14
  • Non-Members: $450 until Aug. 14/$650 after Aug. 14

General Conference:

  • Members: $375 until Aug. 14/$475 after Aug. 14
  • Non-Members: $2,250 until Aug. 14/$2,500 Aug. 14

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