April 28 - May 1, 2019 - Research development professionals are crucial for connecting transdisciplinary teams for innovative research. The National Organization of Research Development Professionals (NORDP) offers a collegial community for the field.
A team from Exaptive attended the 2019 Annual NORDP Conference in Providence, Rhode Island. It included CEO Dave King, Director of Team Innovation Dr. Alicia Knoedler, and Director of Community Development Jill Macchiaverna. Alicia was one of the founding members of NORDP and also is a past president and board member.
Dave was invited to a panel organized by NACRO to share Exaptive’s experience with industry-academia partnerships. He told the story of how the termscape was developed. In a separate session, Dave and Alicia co-presented an exercise to help organizations figure out who the experts, translators, and brokers are and how to communicate ideas more effectively for collaboration. Jill was excited for the chance to learn from research development professionals about appropriately managing grant opportunities and for Exaptive to participate in its first poster session.
Dave and Alicia will be writing instructions for the exercise, due to its popularity during the session. When it’s created, a link will be posted here. To read a JPG version of the poster, click here.