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University-Industry Engagement Advisor, December 2020

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

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University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 2, No. 12, December 2020

  • Alliance management an integral part of successful industry engagement. Convincing a potential industry partner that an initial collaboration is attractive is one thing; keeping that partner on board and strengthening that relationship as the years go on is quite another, and that’s where alliance management comes in — as more and more university corporate engagement offices have come to realize.
  • Faculty affiliates a key element in regional industry collaboration platform. A recently announced multi-disciplinary team of faculty affiliates will be one of the major components of Notre Dame University’s iNDustry Labs, a “new platform for collaboration with regional industry partners.”
  • “Pilot” collaboration helps partners assess likelihood of long-term relationship. Job interviews have often been referred to as “crap shoots.” The candidate may have the perfect resume, may present well during the meeting, and there may be clear philosophical alignment between the applicant and the employer. And yet, until the new hire actually assumes that full-time position, there is still uncertainty as to whether the correct choice has been made. The same holds true for the early days of a university-industry partnership.
  • AI tools can help address greater contract volumes and finite resources. As with most areas involved in university operations these days, industry contract management staff are facing the timeless challenge of “doing more with less.” Artificial intelligence tools could offer help
  • Norfolk State, Netflix partner in virtual HBCU boot camp program. In an effort to help more college graduates of color enter the tech industry, Norfolk State University and Netflix are collaborating to launch the streaming giant’s first “Virtual HBCU Boot Camp.”

Posted December 14th, 2020