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University-Industry Engagement Advisor, May 2020

University-Industry Engagement Advisor, May 2020The following is a list of the articles that appear in the May 2020 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor monthly newsletter.

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University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 2, No. 5, May 2020

  • University-industry partners break new ground as they seek COVID solutions. It comes as no surprise that universities and their industry partners have strongly reached out to each other in the face of the COVID-19 crisis, desperately seeking urgently needed solutions. What might not have been predicted, however, is how willing and nimble they have been at throwing off the limitations of more traditional partnering methods in order to speed up processes, or to enter into totally new areas of activity to meet those urgent needs.
  • Iowa State’s partnership with Deere a model of long-term strategic collaboration. There are many successful university-industry relationships across the country, but it’s likely there are few that check as many of the collaboration “boxes” as the one between Iowa State University and its industry partner, heavy equipment maker Deere & Co.
  • New certificates program designed to “retrain” engineers in quantum tech. The Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago will be offering a certificates program to educate scientists and engineers in the key principles and practical applications of quantum technology.
  • Carleton U expands Ericsson partnership with multi-year deal for research and talent. Strengthening industry partnerships is a primary goal of corporate engagement offices, and Carleton University in Ottawa has certainly done that, signing a multi-year agreement with Ericsson that will incorporate research sponsorship and talent development programs for engineers and computer scientists in wireless communications.
  • University, industry partner focus on business solutions and student learning in IoT. James Cook University in Townsville, Australia, and Optus Business, developer of a “next-generation narrow-band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network,” have reached agreement on a seven-year partnership to, as they say, “Turbocharge IoT Innovation,” with a focus on business solutions and the education of Cook students in IoT.

Posted May 12th, 2020