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Research Weekly Alert: University-industry training opportunity

Series of lunchtime sessions begins February 7.
Special alert
Creating win-win relationships

A shifting landscape of federal research funding and declining corporate research and development budgets make university and industry partnerships highly attractive for both sides, but opposing values and interests can make such partnerships tricky to manage.

The Office of the Vice President for Research will be hosting a viewing location for an upcoming webinar series developed jointly by the University Industry Demonstration Partnership and Academic Impressions.

Seven sessions will cover the most critical considerations for creating win-win relationships. All sessions are 12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m. No RSVP is necessary, but space is limited. Feel free to bring your lunch.

· February 7, Union 227: Navigating the benefits and challenges

· February 21, Union 227: Managing expectations and creating long-term relationships

· March 7, Union 207: Establishing contacts and handling proprietary information

· March 21, Union 227: Preparing proposals and budgets

· April 4, Union 206: Addressing compliance and contracting issues

· April 18, Union 207: Negotiating intellectual property

· May 2, Union 227: Leveraging government involvement

The February 7 session will examine the benefits and challenges of working with industry and research institutions. Deborah Stokes from Dell EMC and Richard McCullough from Harvard will dive deeper into the different types of university-industry engagements and how to navigate common obstacles.

The entire series is based on the UIDP Researcher Guidebook, which is a highly popular and widely disseminated report that was developed with the support of the Department of Defense and the National Science Foundation. A Researcher Quick Guide version is also available.

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