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University-Industry Engagement Advisor, March 2021


University-Industry Engagement Advisor, March 2021The following is a list of the articles that appear in the March 2021 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor monthly newsletter.

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University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 3, No. 3, March 2021

  • Apprenticeships on the rise as universities link with community colleges to expand offerings. Apprenticeship programs are booming on college campuses. Recognizing their value to both students and industry partners, research universities and university systems have either partnered with community colleges or created whole programs around them.Dahousie revamps office, embraces transparency and standardization
  • Dahousie revamps office, embraces transparency and standardization. “Streamlining” may be an easy term to describe the recent changes made by Dalhouisie University’s Office of Commercialization and Industry Engagement — changes that include its current name and a revamping of its website. But its leaders note that it was the transparent sharing of those changes, enabled by the redesigned website and the standardization of the ways the office approaches industry engagement, that truly embody the transformation of the office.
  • UW-Madison launches internal fund to support internships, collaborations. The University of Wisconsin-Madison has started a new fund, with a total of $2 million initially available, to support research collaborations with industry and internships for graduate students.
  • UofSC partnership with IBM seeds an entire ‘partner network.’ The announcement of a recent partnership involving the University of South Carolina, Nephron Pharmaceuticals, Yaskawa Motoman, and Siemens tells the story of a collaboration between a university’s faculty and students and several industry partners to develop an innovative pharmaceutical solution. But this collaboration, impressive as it is, tells only part of the story.
  • Retail innovation lab is focus of new McGill research collaboration. A real, live retail store is serving as the “laboratory” for a research collaboration between McGill University and Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., a leader in the Canadian convenience store industry.
  • Top brass at U Arizona and Raytheon take partnership to the highest level. Universities and industry partners consistently stress the importance of interfacing at all levels, including the “C-Suite,” and how important it is for their endeavors to have the support of top leadership. It is rare, however, to see that level of partnership demonstrated as publicly as having the two presidents share a byline.

Posted March 11th, 2021