This workshop gives you a unique opportunity to learn how to better manage your strategic university-industry partnerships. The aim is to gain insights in some of the building blocks of these partnerships, share experience and highlight the practical implications for your work that you can take home to improve your partnerships with industry and/or university.
Based on years of research, numerous case studies from practice, advice from over 10 multinationals and experience from both business and universities, you will gain insights into the five success factors for creating these partnerships. In addition, you will learn how to use the Industry Partnership Canvas©, and inevitably learn how to be successful in creating and further developing strategic partnerships between university and local and international corporations.
This workshop has been devised to support university managers, leaders, administrators, professionals in the interface with industry, academics and researchers who are seeking improvements in their partnership management. As a workshop participant you will receive a workshop certificate, issued by the University Industry Innovation Network and signed by the workshop facilitators.
Dr. Lars Frølund
Dr. Lars Frølund is development manager at Aarhus University and a Research Affiliate at the Innovation Initiative. His research focuses on the success factors for university-industry partnerships in innovation ecosystem and the role and value of intermediaries. He is the co-editor of the book Success Factors for University Partnerships (forthcoming Elsevier, summer 2018) where leading companies describe their excellence in industry-university collaboration. Recently he has worked with prof. Fiona Murray (MIT) and Dr. Max Riedel (Siemens) on the six questions a company must ask itself to develop a systematic approach to university partnerships in innovation ecosystems. The paper “Developing Successful Strategic Partnerships with Universities” is published by Sloan Management Review (Winter Issue 2017/18).
Lars Frølund has a Master’s degree in philosophy (2004) and a PhD in corporate programs for university engagement (2017). He has received Aarhus University’s Gold Medal for outstanding academic achievement and was a Fulbright Scholar at MIT Innovation Initiative in 2016/17.
Dr. Max Riedel
Dr. Max Riedel is senior consultant at Siemens Corporate Technology University Relations. His daily tasks include consulting Siemens businesses in all aspects of university cooperation, ranging from developing a partnering strategy over finding suitable research partners to fostering long-term strategic cooperation. He is currently delegated to the University of Ulm to support the ramp-up of the Quantum Technologies Flagship initiative, one of the European Commission’s most ambitious long-term projects to bring technology from the lab to the market. Before this assignment, he was the key account manager for two of Siemens’ Strategic Partner Universities.
Together with Lars Frølund, Max is co-editor of the book Success Factors for University Partnerships (forthcoming Elsevier, winter 2017) and co-author of Engaging in Regional Innovation Ecosystems – Six Questions to Get Your University Partnerships Right! (forthcoming Sloan Management Review, Winter Issue 2017/18).
Max holds a Master’s (2006) and a PhD degree in physics (2011). He is a German citizen and lives with his wife and daughter in a village near Augsburg.