Fall 2012 Meeting
The University of Kentucky and Lexmark would like to welcome you to Lexington for the Fall 2012 UIDP meeting. The intention for the meeting is that it leads to a sharing of views that help universities and industry to become more effective at satisfying our respective missions and at leveraging successful collaborations.
Rebecca Silveston-Keith, PhD Lexmark International
Taunya Phillips, University of Kentucky
Dear UIDP Colleagues and Friends:
I am so pleased that UIDP member Lexmark has agreed to serve as Lead Host for the Fall 2012 meeting. During its start-up phase, the UIDP leadership recognized the value of taking its meetings on the road. This serves several purposes; this allows us to visit different venues and see unique assets located in the communities we visit. For example, we have been to Boeing airplane manufacturing sites, Monsanto greenhouses and Rutgers Cell and DNA Repository. By strategically rotating regions, the UIDP is able to attract a different set of attendees for each event and increase the value proposition of hosting a meeting. Meetings also take on the “local flavor” of the hosts and each meeting theme is set by the local organizing team. For example, this meeting has a decidedly manufacturing and software flavor reflecting the strong traditions of the host and the region.
As a membership organization committed to continually improving the culture of university-industry relationships and increasing the number and breadth of mutually beneficial research collaborations, the UIDP is committed to enhancing the Nation’s competitiveness through deepened understanding and cooperation. We can only do that by having the support of the UIDP members, our other partners in the private and public sectors and our convener The National Academies and the Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable. If you are not currently member, I invite you to join us on our journey – I know that you will enjoy the ride.
Taunya Phillips, CoHost: Asst VP, Commercialization & Economic Development
Commercialization Executive, College of Engineering
A248 ASTeCC Building
Eric Grulke, PhD: Associate Dean, Research and Graduate Studies
Chemical & Materials Engineering
University of Kentucky
Sharell Mikesell, Associate Vice President - Industry Liaison Office
Office of Research
The Ohio State University
Dorothy Air, PhD: Associate Vice President for
Entrepreneurial Affairs and Technology Commercialization
University of Cincinnati and Vice President of Operations