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Latest issue of Industry-Sponsored Research Management spotlights new contracting models that attract more corporate partnerships

By David Schwartz
Published: May 2nd, 2017

The May issue of the all-new publication Industry-Sponsored Research Management offers an inside look at two alternative contracting models designed to be more attractive to corporate sponsors than standing sponsored research agreements.

The two programs were developed by two different Oregon universities — Oregon State and the Oregon Health and Sciences University.  They share a common goal: To overcome common barriers to industry-sponsored research deals using simpler contract terms and easier access to intellectual property developed under the agreements.  Those terms, their implementation, and their impact are detailed by research management  leaders at each institution.

 The May issue also features several other detailed articles focused on building and effectively managing university-industry research partnerships:

  • Michigan State University’s Business-CONNECT program offers a “front door to corporations” and takes a holistic approach to corporate engagement, stimulating both research funding as well as economic development in the region.
  • Members of a research consortium in the Philadelphia area, led by the Wistar Institute, have all pledged to use a standardized sponsored research agreement that will cut the time and effort involved for industry partners.
  • John Deere Co. has opened its own office on the Iowa State University campus as a way of “embedding” into the fabric of the research institution and building closer ties to faculty innovators.
  • The Michigan Corporate Relations Network was recently expanded to include all 15 state universities, all working to help companies with everything from finding interns to building fruitful research partnerships.   

CLICK HERE for complete details on Industry-Sponsored Research Management

Launched last month by Atlanta-based 2Market Information Inc., Industry-Sponsored Research Management is the first and only publication devoted to helping universities build and manage their portfolios of corporate-sponsored research agreements.

Each monthly issue contains high-level strategies and best practices designed to help research managers bring in more industry research contracts, negotiate deals effectively, build lasting relationships with corporate sponsors, protect valuable intellectual property, avoid conflicts of interest, and ensure airtight compliance practices.

“We are filling a big void for information on this critical topic,” says David Schwartz, 2Market Information’s CEO and publisher. “In light of proposed cuts to federal research grants, it’s become even more important than ever for universities to establish strong ties with industry partners and enable their research labs to continue making discoveries that bring benefits to the economy and to the world. It’s imperative that research universities get solid information on how to gain industry funding and management these complicated relationships.”

For complete details on the publication and a special discounted charter subscription offer, CLICK HERE.

Atlanta-based 2Market Information Inc., publisher of Technology Transfer Tactics, is the world’s leader in providing practical guidance and professional development for technology transfer and research commercialization professionals. To learn more about its products and services, go to   

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