Nearly 200 industry, government and university leaders from across the U.S. traded ideas about partnerships and economic development strategies at the University Industry Demonstration Partnership general meeting and conference.
UNL hosted UIDP22 at Nebraska Innovation Campus in April 2016. UIDP is a national organization that brings together global companies and top research universities to identify issues impacting university-industry relations and develop new approaches for working together.
Leaders from research-intensive global companies, including Bayer, Boeing, ConAgra, Cisco, Facebook, Google, John Deere, Intel and Northrop Grumman, participated alongside Nebraska-based companies Lindsay Corp., Streck and Valmont. Speakers included Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts, who cited NIC as a prime example of collaboration between a university, government and industry.
“This was a great opportunity to introduce potential industry partners to all that UNL and Nebraska have to offer,” said Ryan Anderson, director of UNL Industry Relations.