Promoting University-Industry Collaboration


Amir Keshani


From November 21 to 22, 2018



Target population


Target avg age


People impacted


Sustainable Development Goal

Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Development stage

Education and Economic Empowerment


To examine the solutions to better understand the different
types of university-industry collaboration, motivations to form these
agreements and barriers to cooperation, as well as the role of public policy
in fostering such linkages.


Collaboration between universities and industries is critical for skills development (education
and training), the generation, acquisition, and adoption of knowledge (innovation and technology
transfer), and the promotion of entrepreneurship (start-ups and spin-offs). The benefits of
university-industry linkages are wide-reaching: they can help coordinate R&D agendas and
avoid duplications, stimulate additional private R&D investment (additionality effect), and exploit
synergies and complementarities of scientific and technological capabilities. University-industry
collaboration can also expand the relevance of research carried out in public institutions, foster
the commercialization of public R&D outcomes, and increase the mobility of labor between
public and private sectors.


Knowledge sharing, building new relationships and discovering solutions were the core elements of this project


The University-Industry Engagement conference will bring together diverse university engagement managers, researchers, policymakers and innovation and entrepreneurship managers.
- become an innovative hub
- offering dynamic networks
-access to a variety of presentations alongside workshops from key academics and practitioners on university-industry engagement.

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