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Basic Budgeting Strategies for Industry Agreements


Industry sponsored research agreements require different budgeting approaches based on the needs of the sponsor and a university’s internal requirements. These approaches are foreign for university researchers familiar only with government proposals. Industry representatives are also puzzled with many university budget items such as tuition and F&A rates and this session will give an overview of these terms and the basis for these budget items


  • Jarrett Ellis - Senior Associate at the Georgia Tech Research Corporation

    Jarrett Ellis is a Senior Associate with Georgia Tech Research Corporation (“GTRC”), the contracting entity for sponsored research activities at the Georgia Institute of Technology. In this role, Jarrett leads negotiations for complex industry-sponsored research agreements, manages strategic relationships with enterprise-level sponsors, and supervises industry contracts administration and support. Before joining GTRC, Jarrett practiced law at Alston & Bird, LLP. There, he represented and advised corporate clients in in large technology-related transactions, including technology sales and licensing, tech mergers and acquisitions, data privacy and security, and internet commerce.

  • Austin Kozman - R&D Director, External Innovations at PepsiCo

    Dr. Austin Kozman is a Director at PepsiCo working in the External Innovation team. The External Innovation (XI) team is charged with identifying, researching, and developing emerging novel technologies in both food and beverage processing and packaging. The ultimate goal of PepsiCo XI is to locate “development ready” technologies and business propositions that are robust enough to perform successfully at a pilot scale where product development teams can explore potential applications that can impact our portfolio of beverages (Pepsi, Tropicana, Gatorade, etc.) and/or snacks & foods (Lays, Doritos, Quaker, etc.; therefore enabling complete adoption and integration into PepsiCo. XI is also interested in areas external to processing and packaging that influence our core business, such as ingredients, sensors, analytical equipment, point of sale equipment, distribution/fleet, etc.

    Austin has worked as a thermal engineer for over 20 years. Austin received his B.S.M.E. from the University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Engineering and Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Austin has three issued US patents and six currently pending (3 issued UK patents). In 1999 Austin was selected as the Young Engineer of the Year by the North Texas Electronic Packaging Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). In 2010, Austin was elevated to Fellow Status in ASME. Austin is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

July 10, 2019
Wed 1:00 PM EDT

Duration 1H 0M

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