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July 2017

UIDP Webinar: NSF Graduate Student Support

July 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about an exciting new NSF supplemental funding opportunity for graduate students seeking career opportunities in any sector of the U.S. economy. NSF currently invests in a number of graduate student preparedness activities and has historically encouraged principal investigators (PIs) to include such activities in research proposals to NSF. This webinar describes new commitments and funding opportunities to ensure graduate students are prepared for the 21st-century STEM workforce. More information about these funding opportunities can be found at Presenter Dr.…

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August 2017

Seattle Area Reception

August 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A dinner reception for members and invited guests on August 10th in downtown Seattle, WA. This is a great opportunity for fellowship and networking with U-I leaders in the Seattle area. This is an invitation-only event.

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September 2017

UIDP25: Conference in Detroit, MI

September 25, 2017 - September 28, 2017

Michigan's University Research Corridor will host UIDP25, our semi-annual conference, at Wayne State University. Two workshops, presentations and panel discussions, and plenty of U-I networking opportunities await.

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UIDP Academy: Large Value Partnerships Workshop

September 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - September 26, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Detroit, MI+ Google Map

Large University-Corporate partnerships are often in the news, but what went into building 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 their development.

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UIDP Academy: Measuring Value Workshop

September 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - September 26, 2017 @ 11:30 am
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI Detroit, MI+ Google Map

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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October 2017

Free Webinar: Mitacs (Canada) Programs

October 25, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about exciting models in which higher education, government, and industry can collaborate to co-develop next generation technologies with prospective procurement chains and customers to advance strategic partnerships. Mitacs is a Canadian nonprofit organization that has designed and delivered research and training programs for 17 years. Working with 60 universities, thousands of companies, and both federal and provincial governments, Mitacs builds partnerships that support industrial and social innovation. This webinar will explore ways in which higher education, government, and industry can…

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November 2017

UIDP Contracting Forum

November 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - November 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Arizona State University, 1475 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 200, Scottsdale, AZ 85257-3538 + Google Map

Discover the keys to successful U-I research contract negotiations at the UIDP Contracting Forum – a two-day workshop designed for industry and academic contracting professionals.

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December 2017

UIDP Webinar: NSF’s Partnership for Innovation Funding Program

December 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn about exciting changes to NSF's Partnerships for Innovation program. The Partnerships for Innovation (PFI) program within the Division of Industrial Innovation and Partnerships (IIP) at the National Science Foundation (NSF) offers researchers the opportunity to transform new knowledge into societal benefits through translational research and technology development efforts. This webinar will give an overview of a new PFI opportunity for funding. More information about this funding opportunity can be found at A recording of the webinar is now…

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UIDP Webinar: Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites

December 6, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learn how to move from pioneering to successfully implementing biobased plastics into the business strategy of the future. During this webinar, we will review the strategic goals of a recently established Industry/University Cooperative Research Center supported by the National Science Foundation. The webinar will provide details of the center’s operation, funding, intellectual property, project selection and management as well as how your participation will benefit your company, and the successful steering of the Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2). A…

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February 2018

Contracting Connection

February 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The UIDP ( is pleased to announce a new monthly learning webinar forum for member representatives charged with negotiating industry sponsored research agreements. This series features contracting or engagement issues that are currently trending, emerging, or just generally challenging.

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