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Collaborating with Universities/Government Labs: Free IRI "Brown Bag" Webinar

Register for IRI webinarUPDATE: The webinar recording is available here.

This Friday, March 4th at noon EST, the Industrial Research Institute (IRI) is focusing its 1-hour “Brown Bag” webinar on Collaborating with Universities and Government Labs. This is a great opportunity for companies to gain tips and useful resources for navigating the partnerships between industry and research institutions. And you don’t have to be a member of IRI to attend the webinar – it’s open to all.

I’m pleased to be a panelist for this interactive, web-based discussion along with Dr. Richard Chylla of Michigan State University. Rich and I co-authored an article published in IRI’s bimonthly journal Research–Technology Management on this very topic.

Our webinar conversation will focus on how to pursue collaborations with academic and government organizations:

  • Understand academic and university perspectives on innovation – decidedly different from industry’s
  • Know the rules – some of which stem from IRS regulations
  • Articulate the value of a partnership with your company – it’s more than just money
  • Find the middle ground – getting to a win-win engagement

We’ll also discuss best practices for these partnerships, typical agreement mechanisms, and a wealth of resources to get you started on the right path.

Attendees at the live webinar are encouraged to bring their comments, questions, and concerns and join in the conversation. UPDATE: Watch the webinar recording here.