Tech Transfer Central
University-Industry Engagement Advisor

University-Industry Engagement Advisor, August 2021

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

If you are a current subscriber click here to log in and access this issue as well as your bonus webinar video, Metrics and Benchmarking for University Corporate Engagement: Breaking Down Silos to Gauge Performance.

Not a subscriber already? Subscribe now to get access every month to the best guidance available on expanding industry engagement efforts and attracting and managing corporate partnerships, as well as access to our online archive of back issues.

University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 3, No. 8, August 2021

  • Universities pursue new paths to help industry meet demand for employees. In recent years an untold number of industries have faced the stark reality that if present trends continue, they will simply not have enough employees to meet demand, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated that shortage. In response, universities have created a wide range of programs and strategies to help their industry partners meet those needs.
  • Employee Accounts model: A new level of engagement for talent development. A new model of career services and corporate partnership developed at Arizona State University has, in a very short time, already led to increased placements with industry partners.
  • Webinar-based faculty outreach a key to launch of master research agreement. A recent webinar to inform faculty about a new master research agreement was nothing new to either of the two partners — the University of Pittsburgh and BridgeBio. In fact, they consider the webinar outreach critical to the successful launch of U-I collaborations and a best practice that should be considered when rolling out these agreements.
  • Guest Commentary: SRA or RSA? They’re more than just acronyms. Corporate engagement staff and sponsored programs specialists are routinely familiar with sponsored research agreements (SRAs). Less common, and less familiar than SRAs, are Research Services Agreements (RSAs).
  • Boston Children’s, ElevateBio craft strategic partnership in cell, gene research. Agreements between academic institutions and industry partners that span several years are becoming more common in U-I collaborations. However, a new five-year agreement between Boston Children’s Hospital and ElevateBio, a cell and gene therapy technology company, sets itself apart with the broad range of undertakings it outlines.
  • Sony awards program looks to create ongoing collaborations with PIs. The Sony Research Award Program, established in 2016, set as one of its primary goals “. . . professional collaborations that will foster strong relationships and have the potential to become multi-year collaborations.” Now in its sixth year, the program appears to be achieving that goal.

Posted August 11th, 2021