UIDP Session 7: Benefiting from University-Industry Collaborations with Government Engagement (Webcast Recording)

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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 seventh 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:

  1. Navigating the benefits and challenges
  2. Managing expectations and creating relationships
  3. Establishing contacts and handling proprietary information
  4. Preparing proposals and budgets
  5. Addressing compliance and contracting issues
  6. Negotiating intellectual property (IP)
  7. Leveraging government involvement

Multiple Perspectives

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

Agenda

Session 7: Benefiting from University-Industry Collaborations with Government Engagement

  • Companies partnering with universities to leverage federal funds for corporate investments
  • Increasing emphasis of government agencies to show relevance to their R&D portfolios
  • Differences among state and federal programs

Speakers

Theresa Mayer, Vice President for Research and Innovation, Virginia Tech

Bio coming soon.

Chris Ramming, Research Manager, VMware

Chris Ramming is a technology strategist and research manager with a passion for working at the intersection of theory and practice. He recently joined VMware Inc. as senior director of research & innovation, with responsibility for an incubator program (XLR8) that explores disruptive technologies to generate new lines of business for the company. Chris is also the incoming chair of DARPA’s Information Science and Technology (ISAT) study group, which helps DARPA identify and understand emerging technological disruptions. During his much-enjoyed career, he has been privileged to work with several leading research organizations including Intel Labs, DARPA, AT&T Research, and Bell Labs. At Intel, he was responsible for the Intel Labs University Collaboration Office, where some of the key challenges included strategic topic selection and systematic technology/insight transfer of key ideas. At DARPA, he led a number of programs related to mobile ad-hoc networking and distributed decision support systems. At AT&T/Bell Labs Research he focused on telecommunications-related software, services, and languages. Chris has a background in computer science with degrees from Yale and UNC Chapel Hill.

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