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University-Industry Engagement Advisor, March 2019

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

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University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 1, No. 3, March 2019

  • Controversial partners put industry engagement managers in tough spot. The controversy involving the Chinese firm Huawei and the possibility of IP theft has filled the headlines, and with the media coverage has come stories of the tech company’s university partners ceasing, or at least questioning, ongoing research collaborations.
  • U of Indy and Roche partner on “academy” to train future employees. Many companies collaborate with universities to help develop a talent pipeline, but Roche Diagnostics and the University of Indianapolis have created a much more formal structure: The “Roche Academy” trains a select group of students with the specific goal of having them join Roche after graduation.
  • Universities creating large-scale ‘research Meccas’ to attract more industry. Impressive development projects and equally lofty goals are typical of the innovation centers and districts a number of universities are pouring money into as a way to create magnets — they hope — for a greater influx of industry partners to their campuses.
  • University, industry find mutual benefits through business advising programs. “University-based advising can be the cornerstone of a strong university-industry partnership that increases innovation and improves new employee readiness,” says UIDP in its publication “University Business Advising.” You certainly won’t get any argument from John B. Jackson, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, Small Business Institute, and CSUF (California State University, Fullerton) Startup Incubator. In fact, UIDP cited Jackson’s program and its 100 client projects per year as an example of a strong business advising program.
  • GA State partners with law firm to provide insights into legal analytics. It must be challenging these days for law firms interested in getting up to speed in the rapidly evolving world of legal analytics. Not only is determining how to best employ legal analytics a challenging task, it can be an expensive proposition as well — and it could create a new market for university engagement professionals.
  • Mcity casts wide net for partners in pre-competitive autonomous vehicle research. Picture a public/private partnership focused on connected and automated vehicles that involves a major research university, leading automobile manufacturing companies, automobile supply companies, insurance firms, telecommunications and infrastructure companies, the DoD and local government, and you may come close to describing Mcity.

Posted March 14th, 2019