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06-07-2010

Clarkson University Enters into Master Agreement with Procter & Gamble for Research Collaboration

Building on a historical recruiting and research partnership, Clarkson University and Procter & Gamble have established a "master agreement" to create an even higher level of engagement between the two organizations to accelerate the time to market for new product innovations.

The Master Agreement standardizes contract terms and intellectual property across all existing and future collaborative research projects P&G has with Clarkson University’s research centers and faculty. By streamlining the paperwork and negotiation processes, that link research discovery with engineering innovation and commercialization, the company and its consumers will derive benefit sooner from new products and improvements to existing brands.

Clarkson President Tony Collins said, "To be among the select organizations in P&G’s Master Agreement network is exciting recognition of the caliber of faculty research at Clarkson as well as our institutional commitment to work collaboratively with our partners to help them achieve their critical business goals and objectives."

P&G has been a full corporate member of Clarkson’s Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP) since 2004. CAMP faculty contribute to advanced applications of nanomaterials and structures for a variety of skin care and health care research areas. Throughout the years, P&G has been involved in numerous other educational initiatives to advance academic programs in engineering, science and math as well as supply chain management. More than 110 Clarkson alumni work for the global company. P&G continues to actively recruit students from the University and utilize the expertise of Clarkson faculty to advance research priorities and business objectives.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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