Engage with Industry is a professional development platform for curating original and published recordings, live sessions, and print materials for Penn State faculty and staff who interact with industry. It is a collaborative effort, led by the Corporate Engagement Center, with a goal of sharing best practices for interacting with industry. Check back often as new materials are developed.
Featuring panelists from Volvo, Intel, College of Engineering, and the Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences, this webinar held on April 7, 2021, covers a range of topics exploring research collaboration with industry, aligning with industry needs, contracting, successful approaches and tactics to engage industry, and more.
Featuring Mike Degenhart, Melissa Erekson, and David McGoron for a webinar session held on February 10, 2022. Learn what does and doesn’t “count” and how to book it, see samples of successful gifts-in-kind, and talk through how to have a conversation about the benefits of gifts-in-kind.
The firm that made the recommendations leading to the partnership between the Office of the Senior Vice President for Research and the Division of Development and Alumni Relations to establish the Corporate Engagement Center will speak on national trends in corporate engagement and provide insight into best practices for partnering with industry for philanthropic investment.
Industry representatives from Wabtec, Deloitte Consulting LLP, Volvo North America, and Verizon offer viewpoints on academic collaborations
Three university-industry relations specialists speak about their experiences at Penn State. Panelists will provide concrete examples of successful industry engagements and provide insight into what makes for success.
Tim Hurley, Interim Assistant Vice President for Research and Director of Technology Management, answers "What is Intellectual Property?", "How Does Penn State Protect Intellectual Property?", and discusses Penn State Intellectual Property Policies
James Delattre, Associate Vice President for Research and Director of Office of Entrepreneurship & Commercialization, discusses corporate interactions with students and startups and Innovation Park and entrepreneurship
Courtney Karmelita, Assistant Director of Research Education, Quality, and Integrity, Office for Research Protection; and Clint Schmidt, Director of Conflict-of-Interest Program, discuss Compliance Policies and Procedures That Touch Corporation Relations
PSU Research Policies and Values PSU Agreement Templates and key provisions (SRA, ARSO) and Other ways to support Penn State Research (Gifts and how they differ from sponsored research)
Featuring Mike Degenhart, Melissa Erekson, and David McGoron in a Sponsorships 101 session held on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Learn what does and doesn’t “count” and how to book it, see samples of successful sponsorship packages, and talk through how to have a conversation about the benefits of counting sponsorships as gifts.
A field guide to gifts with benefits from University Development
A template for sponsorship requests
A template for sponsorship confirmation
Example of sponsorship packages from UIDP for their 2020 conference
Example of sponsorship packages from the Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences for the Carbon Symposium
Sophie Penney and Lisa Wiedemer from the Office of Foundation Relations present a How to Work with Your Research Administration session on Wednesday, December 8. This joint presentation with the Office of Foundation Relations and the Corporate Engagement Center has been developed for DDAR staff and Industry Liaisons across the University to discuss how we work with research administrators and the Office of Sponsored Programs.