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Industry Engagement

Learn how to engage and cultivate industrial partners and manage industry/academia multidisciplinary activities within University-based membership Centers, Industrial Consortia and I/UCRCs.

2022 Meeting

March 15, 2022

How to Build Successful Relationships with Industry and Foundations


Thomas Manshack

Associate Director
Corporate and Foundation Relations
Fundraising for Faculty


2021 Meeting

March 15, 2021

University Centers: Evaluation of Progress and Impact and Cooperative Research Center Self-Sustainability and Lessons Learned from the I/UCRC Program.


Lindsey C.McGowen, Ph.D

Research Scientist
Department of Psychology
NC State University
Sustainability of Cooperative Research Centers: Evidence from sustained I/UCRCs

Denis Gray, Ph.D

Alumni Distinguished Professor, Emeritus
Department of Psychology
NC State University
Principal, Transdisciplinary Evaluation LLC
University Centers: Evaluation of Progress and Impact


2020 Meeting

Centers, Institutes, Consortia: Membership in a Nutshell

March 11, 2020


Larisa Slark, MBA, CRA

Centers and Institutes Specialist
Office of Research and Innovation

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Kathleen Bradley-Lockhart, CRA

Executive Senior Fiscal Manager
Office of Contracts and Grants


2019 Meeting

Best Practices for Enhancing Industry Engagement and Membership in Centers, Industrial Consortia and I/UCRCs

March 13, 2019


Dr. Behnam Pourdeyhimi

Nonwovens Institute (NWI)

Industry Interactions: Developing Industry Collaborations

Dr. Beth Dickey

Center for Dielectrics and Piezoelectrics (CDP)

Industry Interactions: The NSF I/UCRC Program


Lessons Learned from the NSF I/UCRC Program