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Northwestern University
1881 Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60208
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UIDP27: Conference in Chicago, IL

September 11 - September 14

UIDP27 will be hosted by Northwestern University, in partnership with The University of Chicago and The University of Illinois at Chicago this September.

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UIDP27 Agenda Highlights

The UDP27 program will include four half-day workshops on open innovation programs within both industry and universities.

The semi-annual conference will explore the role of university-industry partnerships in emerging technologies, including the life cycle of relationship management as it applies to university-industry partnerships, example models of impactful master research agreements and the role of startups. There will be optional tours highlighting innovation in the Chicagoland region and two evening receptions, one in Chicago and one in Evanston.

The agenda for UIDP27 is still being developed but registrants can look forward to:

General interest sessions  grouped in areas such as:

  • Contracting
  • Compliance
  • Strategic Engagement
  • Workforce Matters

Short sessions providing a quick overview of company approaches to university engagement as well as hot topics affecting U-I collaborations.

Project sessions highlight the UIDP project portfolio and our focused efforts to address issues affecting collaborations between the sectors.

Breakout Sessions


Presentations that discuss ways to initiate and grow university-industry relationships

Networking Opportunities 

  • Two evening receptions including one at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Optional Tours

  • Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
  • University of Illinois Chicago’s Electronic Visualization Lab

Agenda is subject to change.

UIDP Academy Workshops

Additional fee required.

Workshops are each a half day and will run concurrently.
More details to come as these workshops are developed.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018


Please note the TWO event locations below

Sept. 11, 13 and 14
Harris Hall
Northwestern Evanston Campus
1881 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston IL 60208

Sept. 12
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
355 E. Erie St.
Chicago, IL 60611

Recommended Hotels

Hilton Hotel Orrington
1710 Orrington Avenue
Evanston IL
Rates: $155 per night
Booking code: UIDP27
Group rate ends: August 10, 2018

Hyatt House Evanston
1515 Chicago Avenue
Evanston IL
Rates: $239 per night
Booking code: G-INUC
Group rate ends: August 20, 2018

Please download the logistics memo
for more important event details.

Logistics Memo

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