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September 2018

UIDP27: Conference in Chicago, IL

September 11 - September 14
Northwestern University, 1881 Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60208+ Google Map

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

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UIDP27 Academy Workshop: Reducing Time to Trial Activation

September 11 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Access the UIDP27 Conference Report and Workshop Presentations HERE.   Workshop Overview Contracting • Advanced Delays in trial activation have negative impacts and opportunities for research sites to reduce time to trial activation are often site specific. Awareness and knowledge of best practices in place across the clinical research industry allow sites to critically assess workflows, resourcing, training and quality elements within their research program. During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to share experiences, ideas and approaches used…

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UIDP27 Academy Workshop: Working with Corporate Technology Scouts

September 11 @ 1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Access the UIDP27 Conference Report and Workshop Presentations HERE.   Workshop Overview Strategic Partnering/Tech Transfer • Basic Many leading innovation companies employ technology scouts to support their research and commercialization efforts. These scouts are charged with supporting the needs of individual business units and use a myriad of strategies to secure technology know-how for their firms.     Who Should Attend? Basic Workshop Content. In order to maximize direct engagement among attendees and speakers, attendance is limited.   Agenda Highlights …

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UIDP27 Academy Workshop: Maximizing Outcomes from U-I Visits

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Shirley Ryan Ability Lab, 355 E. Erie Street, Chicago, IL 60611+ Google Map

Access the UIDP27 Conference Report and Workshop Presentations HERE.   Workshop Overview Strategic Partnering • Advanced To maximize the value and impact from a visit by corporate representatives to a university (and university representatives to a company), a good amount of planning is required by each party. This workshop will utilize the learnings from an ongoing UIDP project to provide strategies and insights on how best to plan, execute and follow a visit to your organization.   Who Should Attend? Advanced…

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UIDP27 Academy Workshop: Risk Assessment in the Negotiation of Contract Terms

September 12 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Access the UIDP27 Conference Report and Workshop Presentations HERE.   Workshop Overview Contracting • Advanced Too often, contract negotiations become protracted over terms that have little bearing on the activities covered. Each party may have “standard” positions that have been developed to apply generally to the range of contracts seen by an office, and negotiate from those standard positions. In fact, the activities covered by contracts between industry and universities vary widely, and the risks covered by contract terms will…

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October 2018

Center for Advanced Design and Manufacturing of Integrated Microfluidics (CADMIM): An NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center Webinar

October 10 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Analytical solutions are needed everywhere – the environment, agriculture, food and water supplies, and ultimately for human health and safety. The center will advance interdisciplinary research and education in the science, engineering, and applications of labs-on-a-chip, with emphasis on design and scalable production. CADMIM focuses on the development and translation of highly functional platforms equipped with microfluidic components – chip‐sized devices with high sensitivities and short reaction times, capable of biochemical analyses in miniaturized volumes.   register now   About…

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November 2018

Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2): An NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center Webinar

November 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for Bioplastics and Biocomposites (CB2) will present in a free webinar, describing how to move from pioneering to successfully implementing biobased plastics into the business strategy of the future.

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Center for Research in Intelligent Storage (CRIS) Webinar

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for Hyperconverged Infrastructure (CHI) will present in a webinar, providing a concise overview of the center's proposed operation, funding, intellectual property, project selection, and management

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December 2018

Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS)

December 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Center for Energy Harvesting Materials and Systems (CEHMS) aims to develop interdisciplinary strengths in science and technology issues related to the sustainable development of energy solutions.

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WindSTAR and GRAPES: An NSF Industry-University Cooperative Research Center Webinar

December 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This webinar will provide insights into WindSTAR and Grid-connected Advanced Power Electronics Systems (GRAPES) operations, funding, intellectual property, project selection, and management.

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