A shifting landscape of federal research funding and declining corporate research and development budgets make university and industry partnerships highly attractive for both sides; however, opposing values and interests can make such partnerships especially tricky to manage.
This webinar is the second in a series of webinars that will guide you through the nuances and complexities of these research partnerships. Over seven sessions, we’ll carefully cover the most critical considerations for creating win-win relationships:
- Navigating the benefits and challenges
- Managing expectations and creating relationships
- Establishing contacts and handling proprietary information
- Preparing proposals and budgets
- Addressing compliance and contracting issues
- Negotiating intellectual property (IP)
- Leveraging government involvement
You can’t effectively learn about successful partnerships unless you can hear from both sides. This is a unique opportunity to gain access to insights and best practices from leading experts at research universities and leading global corporations. They’ll leverage the unique perspective of University-Industry Demonstration Partnership’s (UIDP) research and best practices, as well as their own personal experience.
AI and UIDP
Academic Impressions (AI) and the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) have partnered together to offer this series of webinars. Members of both organizations will be able to retain their respective member pricing and archiving privileges. See registration details for more information.
Who Should Attend
This series focuses on the relationship between the researcher and the industry partner. Given that the university apparatus can vary in structure and responsibilities, we recommend that the following key stakeholders attend:
- Faculty researchers
- Research center directors
- Administration from the office of research or Provost’s office
- Professionals working with sponsored projects
- CFR professionals
- Tech transfer officers
- Any additional stakeholders who cultivate, negotiate, or manage industry partnerships
Session 2: Managing Expectations and Creating Long Term Relationships
- Six key questions to prepare for industry engagement
- Working with experienced and first-time industry sponsors
- Key points to consider when discussing a specific project
Randy Hall, Vice President for Research, University of Southern California
Hall is responsible for leading research initiatives across the university, overseeing research advancement, administration, ethics, and managing academic units such as the Stevens Center for Innovation, USC’s center for technology transfer and corporate research relations. Hall’s experience includes serving as the founder/principal investigator for two national research centers: the Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events (CREATE), and the National Center for Metropolitan Transportation Research (METRANS). He also served as Senior Associate Dean for Research in the Viterbi School of Engineering for four years. Hall was Chair of Industrial and Systems Engineering during a period when the faculty size grew by 50%, and when it became the first named academic department at the University of Southern California, upon receipt of a $10 million gift from Daniel J. Epstein. As Vice President, Hall has led the creation of policies to catalyze collaborative research, including changes in promotions and tenure, research attribution, and shared repositories; creation of funding programs that support collaborative research and shared equipment; and infrastructure and events enabling digital scholarship. He has helped faculty create national research centers, built alliances with external research institutes, developed the Center for Excellence in Research, created the DC-based research advancement office, and built an integrated research office that encompasses contracts and grants, technology transfer, human subject protection, animal resources, clinical trial administration, research ethics, research training, research advancement and internal grant programs. Hall is the architect for the TARA research administration system at USC, providing software tools that support research administration, compliance, technology transfer and business intelligence.
Stewart Tansley, Program Manager, Research and Academic Relations, Facebook
Stewart Tansley manages research collaborations, sponsorships, and academic programs across a broad range of areas including data science, user experience, and future experiences. Stewart enjoyed past roles at Yahoo Labs and Microsoft Research. He also has experience in software research and development in the telecommunications industry, focusing on technology transfer. He holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence Applied to Engineering from Loughborough University, UK. He has published a variety of papers on robotics for education, artificial intelligence, and network management, as well as several patents. He co-authored a book on software engineering for artificial intelligence applications. While at Microsoft, he co-edited The Fourth Paradigm, a book that collates visionary essays on the emerging field of data-intensive science.