OCR Annual Report 2015

OFFICE OF CORPORATE RELATIONS
Annual Report | 2015
The Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) strives to increase total
corporate engagement between the campus and companies and
to steward existing engagements in partnership with the colleges
and research institutes. The OCR also works closely with the State
of Illinois agencies to foster economic development in central
Illinois and the rest of the state.
The OCR accomplishes its goals of increased corporate engagement and economic
development by making it easier for companies to access all relevant resources on
the campus that can help them thrive in today’s dynamic business environment. Most
of the companies heavily engaged with the campus look at the OCR as a concierge
that helps them map their path to success on the campus.
As you will see in this report, this approach has been exceptionally successful both
for the campus and the partner companies. We set a new record of $115.4 million
in corporate investment on our campus during FY15, an increase of 5% over the
previous year. This investment came from 395 corporate partners and created
successes in all areas of corporate engagement. We are looking forward to continuing
to grow our corporate engagement as the campus establishes the new College of
Medicine and expands its research infrastructure.
Pradeep Khanna
Associate Chancellor
1
5
Companies established
new innovation centers
in the University of
Illinois Research Park
4,962
Number of unique
employers recruiting
in FY15
Total corporate
investment in FY15:
$115.4M
5% increase
over FY14
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR
395
Companies with
active contracts
#1
In the Big 10
corporate R&D
investment*
#7
Nationally for
corporate R&D
investment*
*Universities without a
college of medicine
Source: HERD 2014
2
Research and targeted solutions
▫	 Collaborative research partnerships and
solving grand challenges
▫	 Applied research and testing
▫	 Facility use agreements
▫	 Industry/academic partnerships in
federally funded research
Student engagement
▫	 Recruitment: full-time, internships
▫	 Involvement with student organizations
(Classroom involvement, Hack events,
and case competitions, etc.)
▫	 Senior design/capstone projects
▫	 Guest lectures/tech talks
Branding and sponsorships
▫	 Naming rights
▫	 Faculty chairs and professorships
▫	 Scholarships/fellowships
▫	 Equipment donations
Economic development and research park
▫	 Research Park innovation centers on
campus
▫	 Year-round access to high quality
Research Park student interns
▫	 Partnering with UI start-up companies
Innovation and tech transfer
▫	 Mutually beneficial licensing agreements
Professional development
and education
▫	 Over 100 professional and graduate
programs
▫	 Online education
▫	 Off-campus courses and training that
enhance executive leadership skills and
provide workforce development
ENABLING COMPREHENSIVE CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT
The Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) makes it easier for companies to access all the resources
that are available on campus that can help them thrive in today’s dynamic business environment.
Company engagement with the campus can be divided into six broad areas. While many
companies engage with the campus in all six areas, others have intensive engagement in one or
two areas.
1,000+
Active research &
testing with industry
agreements
during FY15
OFFICE OF
CORPORATE RELATIONS
UNIVERSITY OF
ILLINOIS ACADEMIC &
RESEARCH ENTERPRISE
INNOVATION AND
TECHNICAL TRANSFER
Legal counsel, Office of
sponsored programs, Office of
technology management
PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT &
EDUCATION
Academic deans, International
programs and studies, Unit
corporate contacts
RESEARCH AND TARGETED
SOLUTIONS
Department of Commerce and economic
opportunity, Legal Counsel, Office of
sponsored programs, Office of technology
management research deans, Unit corporate
contacts, Vice chancellor for research,
Research interdisciplinary center
BRANDING AND
SPONSORSHIPS
Advancement, Career services,
Unit corporate contact, University
of Illinois foundation
STUDENT
ENGAGEMENT
Career services, Registered
student organization,
University of Illinois alumni
association
ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT AND
RESEARCH PARK
DCEO, EnterpriseWorks
incubator, Research deans,
Vice chancellor for research
3
THE OCR: GATEWAY FOR CORPORATE SUCCESS AT ILLINOIS
The OCR serves as your single point of contact
and advocate to help you engage with the many
different campus stakeholders, minimizing
your transaction costs and creating
fully integrated partnerships.
FY15
FY14
FY13
FY12
FY11
FY10
4
Total Investment FY10-FY15**
	 Corporate contracts****
	 Corporate philanthropy***
**Excludes most continuing education
***Source: U of I Foundation
****	Source: total corporate contract expenditures – Office
of Sponsored Programs (OSP)
14
Companies invested
over $1M each and
totaling over
$53M
395
Companies with
active contracts
INCREASING CORPORATE INVESTMENT
	 $62.6M
	 $59.9M
	 $67.8M
	 $43.4M
	 $64.8M
	 $35.2M
	 $61.9M
	 $33.4M
	 $61.0M
	 $34.3M
	 $50.4M
	 $34.0M
#1
In the Big 10
and
#7
Nationally for
corporate R&D
investment*
*Universities without
a college of medicine
Source: HERD 2014
5
516
Number of student interns
employed in the Research Park
14
New Enterprise Works
Incubator clients in FY15
$184M
Research Park’s
positive economic
impact on the
region’s economy
1,618
Persons employed in the University
of Illinois Research Park
+5%Yearly growth rate
7
Graduates from Enterprise
Works Incubator in FY15
Graduates include:
Dioxide Materials,
SimNext, Agrible
The Research Park has sprouted a vibrant, multidisciplinary community producing
highly influential technological advances – a reflection of the modernization of its
land-grant roots in agriculture and engineering.
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS RESEARCH PARK
5
New innovation centers in the
University of Illinois Research Park
Caterpillar Data Innovation Lab
Ameren
Dow AgroSciences
Capital One
Agrible
6
BECKMAN INSTITUTE
beckman.illinois.edu
COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB
csl.illinois.edu
INSTITUTE FOR
SUSTAINABILITY, ENERGY,
AND ENVIRONMENT
sustainability.illinois.edu
INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH
SCIENCES INITIATIVE
biomedical.illinois.edu
MICRO+NANOTECHNOLOGY
LAB
mntl.illinois.edu
NATIONAL CENTER
FOR SUPERCOMPUTING
APPLICATIONS
ncsa.illinois.edu
PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
prairie.illinois.edu
FOR A COMPLETE LIST SEE:
research.illinois.edu
APPLIED RESEARCH INSTITUTE
▫	 Applied projects that extend beyond basic university research boundaries
▫	 Proprietary short-term and long-term research projects for industry
▫	 Commercial development efforts that result in new products and processes
appliedresearch.illinois.edu
EXCELLENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH
INFORMATION TRUST
INSTITUTE
▫	 Combines research and
education with industrial
outreach in trustworthy and
secure information systems
▫	 Brings together over 100 faculty
and senior researchers, many
graduate student researchers,
and industry partners to conduct
foundational and applied
research to enable the creation
of critical applications and cyber
infrastructures
iti.illinois.edu
INSTITUTE FOR
GENOMIC BIOLOGY
▫	 Dedicated to transformative
research in agriculture, human
health, the environment, energy
use, and production
▫	 Advancing life sciences research
and stimulating bioeconomic
development in the state of Illinois
▫	 Founded on the vision to converge
the university’s resources and
expertise to address the grand
challenges facing society
igb.illinois.edu
Interdisciplinary research at Illinois enables companies to work with teams of experts,
from diverse backgrounds, to develop solutions and to conduct innovative research.
7
COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with the Carle Health
Systems is establishing the first engineering-infused College of Medicine. The College
will transform medical education and the delivery of health care. The new College of
Medicine is scheduled to admit the first class of MD students in 2018.
The College will significantly enhance human health related research on our campus
and provide new opportunities for corporate engagement. The OCR is working closely
with the leadership team for the new College of Medicine to engage companies from
the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, medical device and other human health
related industries with various aspects of the new college.
MAJOR NEW INITIATIVES
The OCR has worked closely with senior researchers to secure participation of
companies in major research initiatives.
Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CCBGM)
This proposed NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Program will improve the
applicability, timeliness, efficiency, and accuracy of the computational infrastructure
that will address pressing genome-based challenges.
Eight companies have already committed to be charter members of the Center.
Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems Center (P.O.E.T.S.)
P.O.E.T.S. is an NSF funded Engineering Research Center that is focused on power
optimization in mobile electronics. Located on the campus of the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, the Center is a partnership with Howard University, University
of Arkansas, and Stanford University. The OCR had worked closely with the College of
Engineering to secure support from several major companies for the Center.
SECURING SUPPORT
FROM DCEO
The OCR works closely with
the Illinois Department of
Commerce and Economic
Opportunity to efforts to
grow Illinois economy and
secure state support for
major campus projects.
2015 Highlights
▫	 Obtained a $1 million
commitment for the
P.O.E.T.S. Engineering
Research Center
▫	 Obtained a $3.5 million
commitment for the
College of Agricultural,
Consumer and
Environmental Sciences
Feed Mill
▫	 Supported the
International Trade Office
in Champaign, which
focuses on growing
exports and foreign
direct investments in
Central Illinois
8
78
Number of fortune 100
companies recruiting at
the University of Illinois
4,962
Number of unique
employers recruiting in FY15
16,417
On-campus
interviews in FY15
30,073
Students attending
career fairs FY15
+24%in one year
The OCR works
closely with
career services
offices and other
student-focused
organizations
to engage with
students on:
Special projects
Hackathons/case
competitions
Senior design
projects
Guest lectures
Internships
Recruitment
ACCESS TO WORLD-CLASS STUDENTS
9
PRADEEP KHANNA
Associate Chancellor
217-244-3606
pkhanna@illinois.edu
ROGER VANHOY
Director
217-333-8823
r-vanhoy@illinois.edu
MEGAN PUZEY
Assistant Director
217-244-0643
mpuzey@illinois.edu
OLOF WESTERSTAHL
Associate Director
217-333-9140
olofw@illinois.edu
CURT HADLEY
Associate Director
217-265-6121
chadley@illinois.edu
MICHELLE LEPKA
Project Coordinator
217-300-2988
mlepka@illinois.edu
LORRAINE GRAHAM
Office Support Associate
217-244-3606
lpgraham@illinois.edu
OFFICE OF CORPORATE RELATIONS STAFF
KEELY ASHMAN
Project Coordinator
217-333-6454
kashman@illinois.edu
Office of Corporate Relations
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
corporaterelations@illinois.edu
807 South Wright Street, Suite 330
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone (217) 244-3606
Fax (217) 333-9898
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OCR Annual Report 2015

  • 1. OFFICE OF CORPORATE RELATIONS Annual Report | 2015
  • 2. The Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) strives to increase total corporate engagement between the campus and companies and to steward existing engagements in partnership with the colleges and research institutes. The OCR also works closely with the State of Illinois agencies to foster economic development in central Illinois and the rest of the state. The OCR accomplishes its goals of increased corporate engagement and economic development by making it easier for companies to access all relevant resources on the campus that can help them thrive in today’s dynamic business environment. Most of the companies heavily engaged with the campus look at the OCR as a concierge that helps them map their path to success on the campus. As you will see in this report, this approach has been exceptionally successful both for the campus and the partner companies. We set a new record of $115.4 million in corporate investment on our campus during FY15, an increase of 5% over the previous year. This investment came from 395 corporate partners and created successes in all areas of corporate engagement. We are looking forward to continuing to grow our corporate engagement as the campus establishes the new College of Medicine and expands its research infrastructure. Pradeep Khanna Associate Chancellor
  • 3. 1 5 Companies established new innovation centers in the University of Illinois Research Park 4,962 Number of unique employers recruiting in FY15 Total corporate investment in FY15: $115.4M 5% increase over FY14 ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL YEAR 395 Companies with active contracts #1 In the Big 10 corporate R&D investment* #7 Nationally for corporate R&D investment* *Universities without a college of medicine Source: HERD 2014
  • 4. 2 Research and targeted solutions ▫ Collaborative research partnerships and solving grand challenges ▫ Applied research and testing ▫ Facility use agreements ▫ Industry/academic partnerships in federally funded research Student engagement ▫ Recruitment: full-time, internships ▫ Involvement with student organizations (Classroom involvement, Hack events, and case competitions, etc.) ▫ Senior design/capstone projects ▫ Guest lectures/tech talks Branding and sponsorships ▫ Naming rights ▫ Faculty chairs and professorships ▫ Scholarships/fellowships ▫ Equipment donations Economic development and research park ▫ Research Park innovation centers on campus ▫ Year-round access to high quality Research Park student interns ▫ Partnering with UI start-up companies Innovation and tech transfer ▫ Mutually beneficial licensing agreements Professional development and education ▫ Over 100 professional and graduate programs ▫ Online education ▫ Off-campus courses and training that enhance executive leadership skills and provide workforce development ENABLING COMPREHENSIVE CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT The Office of Corporate Relations (OCR) makes it easier for companies to access all the resources that are available on campus that can help them thrive in today’s dynamic business environment. Company engagement with the campus can be divided into six broad areas. While many companies engage with the campus in all six areas, others have intensive engagement in one or two areas. 1,000+ Active research & testing with industry agreements during FY15
  • 5. OFFICE OF CORPORATE RELATIONS UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS ACADEMIC & RESEARCH ENTERPRISE INNOVATION AND TECHNICAL TRANSFER Legal counsel, Office of sponsored programs, Office of technology management PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & EDUCATION Academic deans, International programs and studies, Unit corporate contacts RESEARCH AND TARGETED SOLUTIONS Department of Commerce and economic opportunity, Legal Counsel, Office of sponsored programs, Office of technology management research deans, Unit corporate contacts, Vice chancellor for research, Research interdisciplinary center BRANDING AND SPONSORSHIPS Advancement, Career services, Unit corporate contact, University of Illinois foundation STUDENT ENGAGEMENT Career services, Registered student organization, University of Illinois alumni association ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND RESEARCH PARK DCEO, EnterpriseWorks incubator, Research deans, Vice chancellor for research 3 THE OCR: GATEWAY FOR CORPORATE SUCCESS AT ILLINOIS The OCR serves as your single point of contact and advocate to help you engage with the many different campus stakeholders, minimizing your transaction costs and creating fully integrated partnerships.
  • 6. FY15 FY14 FY13 FY12 FY11 FY10 4 Total Investment FY10-FY15** Corporate contracts**** Corporate philanthropy*** **Excludes most continuing education ***Source: U of I Foundation **** Source: total corporate contract expenditures – Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) 14 Companies invested over $1M each and totaling over $53M 395 Companies with active contracts INCREASING CORPORATE INVESTMENT $62.6M $59.9M $67.8M $43.4M $64.8M $35.2M $61.9M $33.4M $61.0M $34.3M $50.4M $34.0M #1 In the Big 10 and #7 Nationally for corporate R&D investment* *Universities without a college of medicine Source: HERD 2014
  • 7. 5 516 Number of student interns employed in the Research Park 14 New Enterprise Works Incubator clients in FY15 $184M Research Park’s positive economic impact on the region’s economy 1,618 Persons employed in the University of Illinois Research Park +5%Yearly growth rate 7 Graduates from Enterprise Works Incubator in FY15 Graduates include: Dioxide Materials, SimNext, Agrible The Research Park has sprouted a vibrant, multidisciplinary community producing highly influential technological advances – a reflection of the modernization of its land-grant roots in agriculture and engineering. UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS RESEARCH PARK 5 New innovation centers in the University of Illinois Research Park Caterpillar Data Innovation Lab Ameren Dow AgroSciences Capital One Agrible
  • 8. 6 BECKMAN INSTITUTE beckman.illinois.edu COORDINATED SCIENCE LAB csl.illinois.edu INSTITUTE FOR SUSTAINABILITY, ENERGY, AND ENVIRONMENT sustainability.illinois.edu INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTH SCIENCES INITIATIVE biomedical.illinois.edu MICRO+NANOTECHNOLOGY LAB mntl.illinois.edu NATIONAL CENTER FOR SUPERCOMPUTING APPLICATIONS ncsa.illinois.edu PRAIRIE RESEARCH INSTITUTE prairie.illinois.edu FOR A COMPLETE LIST SEE: research.illinois.edu APPLIED RESEARCH INSTITUTE ▫ Applied projects that extend beyond basic university research boundaries ▫ Proprietary short-term and long-term research projects for industry ▫ Commercial development efforts that result in new products and processes appliedresearch.illinois.edu EXCELLENCE IN INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH INFORMATION TRUST INSTITUTE ▫ Combines research and education with industrial outreach in trustworthy and secure information systems ▫ Brings together over 100 faculty and senior researchers, many graduate student researchers, and industry partners to conduct foundational and applied research to enable the creation of critical applications and cyber infrastructures iti.illinois.edu INSTITUTE FOR GENOMIC BIOLOGY ▫ Dedicated to transformative research in agriculture, human health, the environment, energy use, and production ▫ Advancing life sciences research and stimulating bioeconomic development in the state of Illinois ▫ Founded on the vision to converge the university’s resources and expertise to address the grand challenges facing society igb.illinois.edu Interdisciplinary research at Illinois enables companies to work with teams of experts, from diverse backgrounds, to develop solutions and to conduct innovative research.
  • 9. 7 COLLEGE OF MEDICINE The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in partnership with the Carle Health Systems is establishing the first engineering-infused College of Medicine. The College will transform medical education and the delivery of health care. The new College of Medicine is scheduled to admit the first class of MD students in 2018. The College will significantly enhance human health related research on our campus and provide new opportunities for corporate engagement. The OCR is working closely with the leadership team for the new College of Medicine to engage companies from the pharmaceutical, biotech, diagnostic, medical device and other human health related industries with various aspects of the new college. MAJOR NEW INITIATIVES The OCR has worked closely with senior researchers to secure participation of companies in major research initiatives. Center for Computational Biotechnology and Genomic Medicine (CCBGM) This proposed NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Program will improve the applicability, timeliness, efficiency, and accuracy of the computational infrastructure that will address pressing genome-based challenges. Eight companies have already committed to be charter members of the Center. Power Optimization for Electro-Thermal Systems Center (P.O.E.T.S.) P.O.E.T.S. is an NSF funded Engineering Research Center that is focused on power optimization in mobile electronics. Located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the Center is a partnership with Howard University, University of Arkansas, and Stanford University. The OCR had worked closely with the College of Engineering to secure support from several major companies for the Center. SECURING SUPPORT FROM DCEO The OCR works closely with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to efforts to grow Illinois economy and secure state support for major campus projects. 2015 Highlights ▫ Obtained a $1 million commitment for the P.O.E.T.S. Engineering Research Center ▫ Obtained a $3.5 million commitment for the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Feed Mill ▫ Supported the International Trade Office in Champaign, which focuses on growing exports and foreign direct investments in Central Illinois
  • 10. 8 78 Number of fortune 100 companies recruiting at the University of Illinois 4,962 Number of unique employers recruiting in FY15 16,417 On-campus interviews in FY15 30,073 Students attending career fairs FY15 +24%in one year The OCR works closely with career services offices and other student-focused organizations to engage with students on: Special projects Hackathons/case competitions Senior design projects Guest lectures Internships Recruitment ACCESS TO WORLD-CLASS STUDENTS
  • 11. 9 PRADEEP KHANNA Associate Chancellor 217-244-3606 pkhanna@illinois.edu ROGER VANHOY Director 217-333-8823 r-vanhoy@illinois.edu MEGAN PUZEY Assistant Director 217-244-0643 mpuzey@illinois.edu OLOF WESTERSTAHL Associate Director 217-333-9140 olofw@illinois.edu CURT HADLEY Associate Director 217-265-6121 chadley@illinois.edu MICHELLE LEPKA Project Coordinator 217-300-2988 mlepka@illinois.edu LORRAINE GRAHAM Office Support Associate 217-244-3606 lpgraham@illinois.edu OFFICE OF CORPORATE RELATIONS STAFF KEELY ASHMAN Project Coordinator 217-333-6454 kashman@illinois.edu
  • 12. Office of Corporate Relations University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign corporaterelations@illinois.edu 807 South Wright Street, Suite 330 Champaign, IL 61820 Phone (217) 244-3606 Fax (217) 333-9898