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University-Industry Engagement Advisor, February 2019

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

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Vol. 1, No. 2, February 2019

  • For those who’ve done it, co-location is a winning partnership strategy. Co-location is a growing trend in university-industry collaboration, but to make it work most effectively is more challenging than simply putting people together in a shared space, and those who’ve done it offered their models, strategies, and lessons learned in a series of interviews with UIEA.
  • Fee-for-service options provide another avenue for industry engagement. In an ideal world, offering industry the opportunity to explore initial or limited exposure to the resources available at a university on a fee-for-service basis will ultimately lead to a deeper, more long-term relationship, but in some cases that just doesn’t happen.
  • Innovation voucher program provides financial support for industry partnerships. The University of Rhode Island Business Engagement Center, or BEC, has clearly impacted the development of university-industry collaborations in the state in a positive way. Established about five years ago, the “one-stop-shop” for Rhode Island companies, which BEC says it modeled after the engagement center at the University of Michigan, has hosted over 800 corporate campus visits and encouraged 220-plus corporations to support its programs.
  • Princeton puts industry at the heart of its efforts to strengthen ecosystem. There’s much talk and activity related to building innovation ecosystems, but there’s no real road map for getting the job done. One thing that everyone can agree on, however: it’s a big, complex, and difficult job.
  • Connecting students with industry is the driving goal of specialized program. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) is, as its name implies, focused on a very specific area of business. And since 2010, SCMI’s “raison d’etre” has been to create and expand new ways for supply chain management students to interact with industry.

Posted February 8th, 2019