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University-Industry Engagement Advisor, October 2021

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

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University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 3, No. 10, October 2021

  • UT Dallas’ contracting model attracts industry partners with IP-friendly terms. An industry-friendly model developed at the University of Texas-Dallas that enables corporate sponsors to obtain IP rights was recently implemented for the ninth time in two years, as Dallas-based SOTECH Health licensed platform technology developed by Shalini Prasad, PhD, department head and professor of bioengineering in the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. The invention developed by SOTECH, a breath analyzer that produces COVID-19 test results in less than 30 seconds, has already been submitted to the Food and Drug Administration for emergency use authorization.
  • WSU dedicates an entire week to celebrate highly valued industry partnership. A number of universities have set aside special days or events to honor their most engaged industry partners in an effort to solidify and nurture these partnerships. Some have even dedicated a day to celebrate a single partner . . . but an entire week?
  • Syracuse U engages with media tech start-ups for student internships. The symbiotic interests of an alum who leads a growing start-up and the director of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications’ Center for Digital Media Entrepreneurship have led to the creation of the Newhouse Startup Garage, a collaborative entrepreneurial program that will both support technology-driven media start-ups and offer students internships, jobs, and research opportunities — all inside the Newhouse School.
  • CUNY ‘Futures in Finance’ initiative links students with finance professionals. A trio of leading financial firms — Bloomberg LP, Centerbridge Partners, and Goldman Sachs — has joined forces to help underwrite CUNY Futures in Finance, a workforce development initiative to help train City University of New York students for careers in the financial industry.
  • Holy Cow: WKU aligns with dairy industry to foster “smart” Holsteins. Western Kentucky University (WKU) has enlisted the partnership of Holstein Association USA, the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund, and approximately 18 individual industry partners to form the WKU SmartHolstein Lab, which is located at the WKU Agriculture Research and Education Center.
  • Schlumberger reaches out to HBCUs with its software donation program. The American workforce experienced an unprecedented and challenging year as a result of the global pandemic and racial division in the wake of the George Floyd killing. This prompted many corporations to revisit their current support models around inclusivity, including their impact at HBCUs. Schlumberger, spearheaded by their employee resource group (ERG) in a joint effort with UIDP (University-Industry Demonstration Partnership), began reviewing ways to incorporate long-lasting impact in their engagements with HBCUs.

Posted October 8th, 2021