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University-Industry Engagement Advisor, June 2019

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

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University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 1, No. 6, June 2019

  • Universities find a fertile source of industry partnerships: Their own start-ups. Start-ups are often thought of by many as seekers of financing; after all, lacking resources is part of the classic picture of companies in their early stages of development. That’s why it may come as a surprise that a number of universities are finding their own start-ups as excellent sources of funds for research — true industry partners, even as they are seeking to solidify their own futures.
  • UAlbany revamps approach to corporate engagement, seeks to eliminate ‘silos.’ About 30 months ago the University at Albany – State University of New York embarked on a major transformation of its corporate engagement efforts, seeking to eliminate what it saw as significant communication breakdowns and an opportunity to better serve its industry partners.
  • Strength of partnership leads to NC State’s selection in IBM quantum initiative. The long and strong partnership between NC State and IBM, and NC State’s track record in industry engagement, were key factors in its selection by IBM as the first university in North America to participate in its quantum computing “Q Hub” program, more formally known as IBM Q Network Hubs. IBM now has seven in all, including hubs at Oxford University in the UK and institutions in Australia and Japan.
  • Auburn creating one-stop poultry research facility for industry partnering. Auburn University has anything but modest ambitions for the Charles C. Miller Jr. Poultry Research and Education Center. Opened in 2012, it continues to expand, and “it is our goal to be the leading institution in poultry research, education and outreach in the United States, if not the world,” according to College of Agriculture Dean Paul Patterson.
  • As UW focuses on clean energy research, new center set to draw industry partners. In its basic physical structure, the 340,000 square-foot Center for Advanced Materials and Clean Energy Technologies (CAMCET) at the University of Washington will be similar to many research facilities on campuses across the country. It will have areas for research and testing, for education, and for office space. But there will be one key difference.

Posted June 12th, 2019