Basic research, much of which emanates from the world’s outstanding academic laboratories, is the foundation for the innovation that has created the new therapies, materials, and processes that benefit humankind and generate wealth for companies that successfully translate discoveries to commercial success. This is not a linear, one-way
process; optimizing the process of discovery to innovation demands dynamic and multifaceted approaches to teaming at the university-industry interface.
Many faculty, students and other academic representatives are keenly interested in exploring strategic and tactical approaches for leveraging these corporate relationships to advance their interests. This presentation will explore some contemporary issues, new approaches and
some trends impacting collaboration.
Anthony M. Boccanfuso || Since 2007, Tony has led the UIDP (uidp.org), a project oriented, membership organization comprised of leading innovation firms and outstanding research universities from around the world. Tony derives tremendous satisfaction in leading the UIDP as it
pursues its goal of improving partnerships between the academic and corporate sectors and helping its members achieve meaningful impact on a broad array of university-industry collaboration matters ranging from contracting, commercialization, and workforce development.