Upcoming NACRO Events and Programs

NACRO has much in store over the coming months, while so many of us continue to work remotely. We hope you will join us for these sessions throughout the remainder of the year!

Webinar: University Research 101: Understanding how research plays a role at your institution and perfecting your elevator pitch to get industry in the door.

Wednesday, December 1, 2021, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET

As university and industry relationships move more towards holistic and strategic partnerships, it is important to understand research’s role at your university. Whether you are a layperson or a doctoral candidate, navigating grant applications, master agreements and IP ownership, or the many aspects of research revenue and expenditures can be daunting. In this webinar we will share a foundational understanding in the different aspects of and roles involved in university research and help you craft the perfect elevator pitch to bring in more corporate funded research and collaborations at your institution.

*This is the first of a three-part series focused on understanding university research. Keep an eye out for parts two and three in the spring and at conference in Minneapolis!


  • Jill Abele, Director of Corporate Engagement, Iowa State University Foundation
  • Clay Christian, Director of Business Development, Tulane University


  • Heath Wood, Senior Director, Industry Engagement, Georgia State University

*This webinar is open to NACRO members with 100 spaces available. 

Register Here for the Research 101 Webinar