University-Business Cooperation (UBC) has become a major topic of interest for policymakers and HEI managers across the world. However, its management and regulation remain challenging due to the complexity of UBC phenomenon. What is needed is a common understanding and framework for the topic, a ‘big picture’ that connect all the elements.
From the highly experienced team responsible for the State of UBC in Europe (initiative undertaken for the European Commission), you will receive key learnings and insights and draw upon global best practice.
The aim or the long-running workshop is to share knowledge and experiences and then highlight the practical steps you can take to improve your organisational collaboration.
The 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 performance and impact.
Participants will use a UBC institutional self-assessment and design a Personal Application Project (PAP) to embed their new knowledge and provide direct outcomes of their work and organisation.
Underpinned by the UBC Ecosystem™ Framework, this workshop explores how universities achieve excellence in university-business collaboration. Drawing on the largest international study on UBC, you will learn how to identify and overcome the typical obstacles that stand in the way of collaboration.
This will be supported by 52 good practice case studies including cases from the leading companies such as Siemens and Volskwagen, entrepreneurial universities such as University Twente, Simon Fraser University and MIT’s REAP programme will help to identify key issues.
- Work with a University-Business Cooperation Handbook
- A UBC Status Benchmark Report highlighting the key assets and challenges for your institution or region
- Applying knowledge to your own institution through a Personal Application Project (PAP)
- Learn from a series of global best practice cases
- Tour around the Amsterdam Science Park area including the innovative Start-Up village
- Dinner at one of Amsterdam’s iconic restaurants
As a result of this workshop, participants will have:
- specific best practice examples from global leaders in university-business cooperation,
- clarity about the primary areas of focus for your institution,
- direct contribution to your work and organisational objectives,
- deeper knowledge about the elements contributing to UBC success,
- a more holistic understanding of the UBC environment and its challenges,
- the ability to broaden your network with like-minded professional facing similar issues,
Prof. Todd Davey
A/Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines Telecom Business School in France, Co-Chair Australian UIIN Chapter
Prof. Dr. Todd Davey has consulted to the European Commission, the Australian Government, the Vietnamese Government and is the author of the book ‘Entrepreneurship at Universities’. Formerly a Senior Manager with Deloitte Australia’s Technology Commercialisation Group and Strategy & Business Development Manager for one of Australia’s fastest growing start-ups, Todd ‘switched sides’ to work within academia. The co-creator of the UBC Ecosystem model, he was the Project Manager of the largest study yet completed into cooperation between European universities and businesses and the Creator of TechAdvance™, an online tool for evaluating technologies. Todd is an Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Institut Mines-Télécom Business School in Paris and a visiting researcher at Imperial College (UK), Technical University of Vienna (AUT) and the University of Adelaide (AUST) in the topics of entrepreneurship and innovation.
Dr. Victoria Galan Muros
Dr. Victoria Galán-Muros is an active professional with a broad international expertise in university-business cooperation, innovation and higher education management and policy. She has worked as a consultant, academic, researcher and facilitator in those topics. A Higher Education Policy Analyst at the OECD until June 2019, Victoria worked as senior consultant, associated at Technopolis Group UK and Apprimo UG, with universities and governments in 20+ countries along with the European Commission. She has delivered professional workshops in 16 countries, co-authored 40+ consulting reports and participated in 14 government-funded projects. As an academic and researcher, she has been involved in 11 universities of 8 countries, co-authored 40+ publications, published in recognised journals, presented her research at international conferences as well as given 50+ speeches as keynote/invited speaker in 20+ countries. Additionally, she is the Director of Policy Affairs in the University-Industry Innovation Network (UIIN). Victoria holds two 4-year undergraduate degrees at University of Granada, a MSc in Social Research Methods at London School of Economics and a PhD in University-Business Cooperation at VU Amsterdam.