Princeton University's Office of Corporate Engagement and Foundation Relations (CEFR) and Cisco co-hosted UIDP26, the semi-annual meeting of the University-Industry Demonstration Partnership. The conference was held at Cisco's facility in San Jose, California April 16-19, 2018.
UIDP is an organization of research universities and companies who are leading the way in "best practices" for academic-industry collaborations designed to foster innovation. Over the past year, Princeton has worked with Cisco and UIDP to plan a program that will explore university-industry collaborations in the technology ecosystem. The event featured a wide-variety of speakers including Princeton University Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti; Jennifer Rexford, Chair of Princeton's Department of Computer Science; and Ed Felten, Director of the Princeton Center for Internet and Technology Policy. Evening keynotes included Vivek Wadhwa and Alan November.