The following is a list of the articles that appear in the December 2021 issue of University-Industry Engagement Advisor monthly newsletter.
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University-Industry Engagement Advisor
Vol. 3, No. 12, December 2021
- Experts offer guidance for navigating the choppy waters of data use agreements. “Data’s a big deal; the issues are constantly changing,” said Elaine L. Brock, JD, MHSA, president and senior partner in Contracts, Compliance, and Conflict of Interest Authority LLC (C3Authority), addressing participants in the recent “Data Use Agreements” UIDP Contracting Fundamentals Webinar. “It gets complicated when you’re trying to keep up with all these different things, like the privacy considerations and the implications for social media and other kinds of emerging types of date like biometrics identifiers.”
- Industry advisory board launched to strengthen engagement initiative. The University of New Brunswick has brought together a diverse group of industry leaders into an industry advisory board as part of its “Fulcrum” corporate engagement initiative. The goal is to offer industry insights to the university’s Research & Innovation Partnerships group and to help “spread the word” about UNB’s desire to partner with industry.
- Ole Miss uses Engagement Council and new “Hub” website to boost partnerships. The University of Mississippi has launched a website it calls its “Industry Engagement Hub” to help build industry partnerships — and a key participant in the development of the site was the UM “Industry Engagement Council,” established in 2019 specifically to help create those strategic alliances.
- Ulster U and industry network join forces in new model for apprenticeship program. Ireland’s Ulster University and The Manufacturing and Engineering Growth and Advancement (MEGA) network, which includes 66 industry members, are partnering in a degree-level (four-year) apprenticeship program with the goal of developing a pipeline of graduates armed with industry 4.0 skills. Students who participate will earn a salary from the date they start the course and will incur no additional costs in their education.
- Arkansas alliance engages industry to help strengthen university research efforts. The Arkansas Research Alliance (ARA), a statewide organization that facilitates collaborations with Arkansas’ six primary research institutions, has maintained an ongoing strategy of having its board of trustees dominated by industry partners — which, it says, has been critical to its success. That policy led to early efforts in strengthening research at the institutions by attracting talented scholars from outside the state, and then incentivizing leading in-state researchers to continue their efforts within Arkansas. More recently, the industry-focused board’s efforts have led to several university collaborations with industry.