Industry-Sponsored Research Week

Managing Risk Related to Research Fundraising and Industry Sponsorships: A New Era of Due Diligence


By David Schwartz
Published: April 7th, 2020

University fundraising and industry sponsorships — critical revenue sources for universities — are under the microscope like never before. Think Sackler. Think Epstein. Think Saudi Arabia, China, tobacco, or oil.

While contributions from these funding sources — and others who may have fallen from grace, are associated with controversy, or perhaps have ties to companies or countries with questionable motives — might once have been welcomed with open arms, they have now put many organizations under tight scrutiny. These linkages, once revealed, give rise to uncomfortable questions from the media, legislators, student and faculty groups, and other key stakeholders: What sort of vetting and approval was done prior to accepting these funds? How does a university that relies on donors and research sponsors to support their operations and their missions — and advance their key tech transfer and research programs — vet donors to avoid potentially harming their brands, reputations, and ongoing funding relationships?

Tech Transfer Central, in partnership with University-Industry Engagement Advisor, brings you this critically important webinar led by Bond T. Lammey, senior vice president of prospect development at leading fundraising firm BWF. In Managing Risk Related to Research Fundraising and Industry Sponsorships: A New Era of Due Diligence, scheduled for April 29, 2020, she’ll detail the policies and procedures you need in place to prevent a crisis in controversy before it even happens.

All registrations include online video for sharing with staff after the live event, plus five additional lines at no cost for those attending remotely. For complete details, click here.

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Posted under: University-Industry Engagement Week, Webinars

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