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University-Industry Engagement Advisor, August 2019

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

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University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 1, No. 8, August 2019

  • Emory takes novel approach to engaging industry in “living lab.” The Emory Healthcare Innovation Hub is certainly not the first example of a major healthcare center launching an ambitious undertaking in the pursuit of innovative healthcare solutions, but its leadership insists its approach is nevertheless unique.
  • Marquette employs structured plan in launch of corporate engagement office. It takes much more than a demonstrated need and a strong commitment to successfully pursue the creation of a new Office of Corporate Engagement — or to revamp an existing one, for that matter. As Marquette University has demonstrated, it takes a carefully structured plan — one that will not only lead to successful implementation, but will also lay the foundation for this, or any such office, to succeed in its mission.
  • Guest Column: How do R&D teams evaluate new partnership opportunities? We’re often asked by the universities that use IN-PART’s matchmaking platform for university-industry collaboration what R&D teams are looking for in new potential collaborators. So, to provide some answers, we spoke with our industry community and asked them what informs their decisions to establish new partnerships with universities.
  • Cleveland State revamps online portal in bid to ease industry searches. Cleveland State University has just completed and launched a revamped version of its Innovation Portal in an effort, according to the university, “to streamline the process of finding information about CSU’s wide range of industry-relevant research, technologies, and innovation resources.”
  • U of Illinois system backs statewide corporate engagement effort. The University of Illinois system is behind a statewide initiative called the Illinois Innovation Network (IIN), designed to “bolster the Illinois economy through entrepreneurship, research and workforce development,” according to a statement from the network.
  • Community college involves corporations, university in engagement efforts. Industry engagement offices and corporations are more actively seeking the involvement of community colleges in their efforts to prepare students for future careers and to meet the increasing demands for talent acquisition. But in one case, it appears to be a community college that is serving as the driving force of such efforts.

Posted August 12th, 2019