Sponsorships

Organizations can increase their visibility within the UIDP community by sponsoring UIDP meetings, regional events, workshops and other educational programming.

A small and strategic set of sponsorships allows the UIDP to produce quality programming and avoid over-commercialization of events. Sponsoring UIDP meetings and other events provides an opportunity to:

  • Gain exposure to an audience of university and industry representatives
  • Make strategic relationships in an environment conducive to networking
  • Showcase your organization as an innovation leader
  • Contribute in a meaningful and appropriate way to the event (depending on the type of event and/or level of sponsorship).

Sponsorship Levels

There are four primary levels of sponsorship commitment for most UIDP events:

Host Sponsor

Host sponsors make a commitment to provide the meals, meeting facilities and logistical assistance for the event. The investment can be made through direct cash investment or through in-kind services and support. Many Host Sponsors work to secure support to meet the requirements of their event sponsorship through their own networks of partners and suppliers.

Lead Sponsor

The support for this level of sponsorship can be provided in direct cash investment or in-kind services and support. Lead Sponsor commitments are made either to the Host Sponsor or directly to UIDP.

Exhibiting Sponsor

This level of sponsorship can be provided in direct cash investment or in-kind services and support. Exhibiting Sponsor commitments are made either to the Host Sponsor or directly to UIDP. The number of Exhibiting Sponsorships available for each UIDP event is determined on an event-by-event basis.

General Sponsor

The support for this level of sponsorship can be provided in direct cash investment or in-kind services and support. General Sponsor commitments are made either to the Host Sponsor or directly to UIDP. The number of General Sponsorships available for each UIDP event is determined on an event-by-event basis.

 HostLeadExhibitor General
Sponsor benefits and recognition
  • Input into meeting theme and agenda, as appropriate
  • Speakers and moderator opportunities, as appropriate
  • Receive recognition as lead host in all event marketing
  • Inclusion on conference signage
  • Exhibitor space
  • Opportunity to moderate general session, as appropriate
  • Recognition in event materials
  • Inclusion on conference signage
  • Exhibitor space
  • Recognition in event materials
  • Inclusion on conference signage
  • Exhibitor space
  • Recognition in event materials
  • Inclusion on conference signage
Complimentary event registrations Up to eight (8) per eventUp to three (3) per eventTwo (2) per eventOne (1) per event
Online recognitionHome pageIn event-related posts on websiteIn event-related posts on websiteIn event-related posts on website
UIDP General Meeting Sponsorship
(Limited numbers available per meeting)
$25,000$7,500$5,000$3,000
UIDP Project Summit sponsorship$12,000$5,000$3,000$2,000
UIDP Regional Event sponsorship$6,000$2,500$1,500$1,000
UIDP Workshop sponsorship$6,000$2,500$1,500$1,000
UIDP Webinar sponsorship$2,500N/AN/A$1,000

Sponsorship Payments

Event sponsors can pay their sponsorship investments by check, credit card and wire transfer.

Check

Please make checks payable to UIDP or University Industry Demonstration Partnership and mail them to the attention of:

Julie Chavis
Scott & Company
1441 Main Street, Suite 800
PO Box 8388
Columbia, SC 29202

If you have requested and received an invoice for the sponsorship payment, please include the UIDP invoice number in the note area of the check or in the correspondence accompanying the check.

Credit card

Click here to be redirected to a secure checkout to process your payment.

Wire transfer

For more information, please contact Denise Duane at DeniseD@uidp.net. If you choose this method of payment, please send an Email message to Denise Duane to inform her that you have just done a wire transfer payment of annual dues to the UIDP checking account. The information your bank transmits to UIDP’s bank may not provide enough detail for UIDP to identify who made the the wire transfer of funds.