Innovative Ways to Establish Collaborative Partnerships with Industry

This case study will demonstrate how the University of East Anglia has taken a novel approach to increase collaborations both locally and nationally, and provide specific tools and techniques that can be applied in any setting.

Helen Lewis
University of East Anglia


 
Background and Objectives
Background and Objectives
There is increasing pressure on all universities to increase the volume and depth of collaborations with industry. This can be challenging, especially where universities are in competition with each other. This case study will demonstrate how the University of East Anglia has taken a novel approach to increase collaborations both locally and nationally, and provide specific tools and techniques that can be applied in any setting. The case study is also underpinned by 3 theoretical frameworks drawn from the UK and US which will be evaluated, thus providing a basis for audience members to transfer the subject of the session to their own local environments. The session will address not just the work undertaken but also address what worked well and what didn't, how the approach can be developed further and the skillsets required for success. The delivery method will be a presentation with a Q and A afterwards.
Learning Objectives:
1. Identify a range of practical yet innovative measures to increase collaborative partnerships with industry.
2. Evaluate 3 international theoretical frameworks for industry collaboration and apply them to their organisation.