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1 General Information The University-Industry Demonstration Partnership 1

2 The UIDP Today

3  Universities spending >$16B on R&D  Companies with market cap >$1,000B

4 UIDP Strategic Partners 4

5 Guiding Principles for U-I Partnerships  Support the mission of each partner  Focus on fostering appropriate, long term partnerships  Seek to streamline negotiations to ensure timely conduct of the research and the development of research findings 5

6 UIDP Mission Enhance the environment for University-Industry research collaborations and promote US competitiveness How we do this Projects and Demonstrations 6

7 UIDP Value Proposition Collectively, it is the unique membership composition of the UIDP and its focus on demonstrable strategies to enhance collaborations between universities and corporate partners across a broad array of business sectors that represent the UIDP advantage. Mode of Operation - Networking Learning Building Trust Impact - Increased and Enhanced U‐I Partnerships Community - Different people can get different outcomes to suit their needs Results - Developing New, Bold Approaches Implementing New Approaches 7

8 Multiple Approaches Strategic Leaders Disruptive Tactical/ Operational Issues New Demos and Models, Regulatory Issues Vision, Communications, Problem Solving VPRs, ETNs SRAs, IP, G&C 8

9 UIDP Project Process 9

10 UIDP Projects Successful projects and demonstrations are at the heart of what the UIDP seeks to accomplish on behalf of its members:  The UIDP began with a major project – TurboNegotiator  During the past few years, new projects have been initiated – some major, others more modest in scope  Most ideas emanate from members and the challenges and opportunities they face in their jobs 10

11 UIDP Projects - Progress 1 – Ideation 2 – Under Development 3 - Approved/In Progress 4 – Demonstration 5– Closed 11

12 TurboNegotiator/Contract Accords  Champions – Jilda Garton (Ga Tech); Industry – Connie Armentrout (Monsanto); Beth Judson – Project Manager  Beta version has been developed and is available for limited use  Webinars being offered to educate members about current applicability  Contract Accords booklet has been printed and published  Seeking funding for next stage of development  Developing new Contract Accords to expand library 12

13 TN Demo/Contract Accords Booklet Demo for viewing 13

14 Next Set of Accords  Export Control  Fee for Service  Master Agreements  Non-Disclosure Agreements  Material Transfer Agreements  Foreground Intellectual Property Engage leading practitioners from university and industry sectors to spearhead these efforts 14

15 Negotiation Agreements Workshop  Champions: Industry – Connie Armentrout (Monsanto) Academe - Sheryl Goldberg (Rutgers)  First offered in December 2008  Topics have varied  Ag/Bio  Chemicals  Clinical Trials  Engineering  Pharma  IT/Software  Next Session – Medical Devices (Charlotte Oct. 2010) 15

16 Partnering Continuum Strategies  Champions: Industry – Jeff Southerton (Pfizer) Academe - Geanie Umberger (Kentucky)  Working Group seeks to identify and catalog partnering approaches beyond the single transaction model  WG is active and aggressive  Diverse team tackling project  Developing a two prong approach  Survey  Partnership modes  Potential product – case studies of successful partnership models 16

17 Corporate RFP Champions: Industry - Bob Gruetzmacher (DuPont) Academe - Wayne Watkins (Akron)  Goal – identify features of RFPs that will maximize interest from academic community and help sponsors achieve goals  Cataloging recent efforts  Conduct survey to gain additional information 17

18 Funding Webinars  Champions: Academe – Don Gerhart (Oregon) Industry - Brice Nelson (Toyota)  Goal – increase awareness of specific agency programs that support university/industry research collaborations  Use monthly webinars led by agency representatives who can speak on behalf of the agencies they represent; NSF (Dec 2009), NIST (Jan 2010), NIH (Feb 2010)  Being held in conjunction with NCET2 18

19 Local Workshops  Champions: Academe - Judith Sheft (NJIT) Industry – vacant;  Goal - develop a meeting/workshop template for members to use in their communities  Build upon prior and planned efforts  Negotiations agreement workshop  National SBIR workshop  NSF SBIR Phase I workshop 19

20 Industry Survey  Champions Industry - Jerry Duncan (Deere) Academe - Steve Harsy (Wisconsin)  Limited information on the percentage of industry R&D funds going to external sources such as universities and non-profit research institutes  Produce an annual report describing the level and type of investment being made by industrial groups/segments in university research  Hire a fellow with UIDP funds to collect and process data provided by industrial contacts (e.g., UIDP members, IRI members, etc.) and other reliable sources. 20

21 Early-Stage Technology Screening  Champions: Industry - Rebecca Poon (Sigma Aldrich) Academe - Mike Nichols (Missouri)  Members for a working committee are being sought  Goal - Standardize the screening criteria and processes of early stage inventions for the purpose of commercialization.  A triage document / checklist and an article on the most generalizable requirements for commercial success pertaining to the valuation of a broad range of early stage innovations are among the deliverables envisioned. 21

22 Summary  UIDP adopts projects of interest to its members  UIDP projects can benefit companies and universities of varying size and scope  UIDP members benefit from the extensive and diverse set of experiences of its members  Specific tools (e.g. TurboNegotiator) offer novel opportunities to re-examine processes which have not been very effective in the past 22

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