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University-Industry Engagement Advisor, January 2019

University-Industry Engagement Advisor, January 2019The following is a list of the articles that appear in the January 2019 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor monthly newsletter. 

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University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2019

  • Universities key to successful pitch for Amazon HQ2. Few economic development efforts in recent years (if any) have captured as much national attention as the competition to win approval from Amazon for its HQ2 location. The successful efforts of Northern Virginia, one of 238 applicants, were led by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP), and one might have assumed that, like its co-winner in New York, tax incentives were one of the keys to it success.
  • University-industry effort helps fill training gap among grad students. An extensive joint program between The Graduate School of NC State and several of its corporate partners is providing targeted programming for graduate students seeking a career in industry.
  • Don’t let details of visiting scientist agreements get lost in the shuffle. While leading an interactive discussion on visiting scientist agreements at the recent UIDP27 meeting in Chicago, Carolyn M. Brougham, JD, senior contracts officer in the Office for Sponsored Research at Northwestern University, noted that “the big question we dealt with is how the ‘sausage’ is made, and who quarterbacks for the university?”
  • UCF and its students thrive with aerospace industry partnerships. In real estate, they say the three most important factors are “location, location, location,” and that certainly can’t hurt a university interested in seeing as many of its graduates as possible hired by leading companies in desirable fields.
  • New web portal at U Saskatchewan offers one-stop-shop for industry. Few university outreach efforts warm the hearts of industry as much as the question, “How can we better serve you?”
  • Scotland weaves together ‘triple helix’ of partners to enhance life science ecosystem. A new “simple guide” to health sciences in Scotland was initiated by an organization representing different areas of the spectrum.

Posted January 14th, 2019