24-25 September, 2019

Leading University-Business Collaboration

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PREVIOUS ATTENDEES HAVE INCLUDED


  • European Consortium of Innovative Universities (ECIU)
  • Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm (Sweden)
  • Coventry University (UK)
  • University of Melbourne and University of Adelaide (Australia)
  • University-Industry Demonstration Partnership (USA)
  • University of Copenhagen (Denmark)
  • Linköping University (Sweden)
  • Network of Academic Corporate Relations Officers (USA)


PERFECT FOR


  • University rectors and vice rectors tasked with developing the universities
  • engagement, valorization or third mission activities
  • Business professional responsible for university engagement
  • Knowledge transfer professionals
  • Intermediaries between university and business


QUOTES

From previous participants


“The University Business Collaboration workshop was both useful and excellent value. The facilitators were extremely knowledgeable which allowed for an in-depth analysis and discussion on the challenges we face. Their skills also meant that every delegate was engaged and the level of participation and knowledge sharing was much higher than I have encountered in the past. The development of a personal plan to take away from the workshop was inspired and will ensure I continue to build on what I learned. I would definitely recommend the UIIN workshops to my colleagues.”
Neil Pearce
Head of Knowledge Exchange Institute at London South Bank University


“The UIIN University-Business Collaboration Workshop in Amsterdam 2017 provided an excellent opportunity to network with like-minded colleagues and share some great examples of best practice from across the EU. The relaxed and informal approach taken by the facilitators allowed detailed discussions on key topics, and provided inspiration through the development of personal action plans to drive forward fresh ideas. This included new insights relating to technology park development, business incubation, and broader commercial activity. Combined with practical exercises and direct contact with Amsterdam Science Park, the workshop provided an excellent platform on which to build future enterprise and innovation strategy and increase university-business interaction”
Paul Fairburn
Director of Enterprise & Innovation at Coventry University

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW


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.

Aim
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.

Designed for
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.

Format
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.

Features
  • 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
Outcomes
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,




EXPERT FACILITATORS

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.


Example timetable


Thursday

12.00 - 13.00: Registration/Lunch

13.00 - 15.00: Welcome and introductions. Workshop aims and personal objectives. A group exercise facilitated to enable participants to share examples of good practice and reflect on challenges.

15.00 - 15.30: Coffee

15.30 - 17.30: Ecosystem Part 1. An exploration of the UBC Ecosystem Framework, facilitated by Todd Davey and Victoria Galan-Muros, including exemplar case studies.

19.30: Discussions over dinner in Amsterdam


Friday

09.00 - 11.00: Ecosystem Part 2. A continuation of the exploration of the UBC Ecosystem Framework, facilitated by Todd Davey and Victoria Galan-Muros, including exemplar case studies and initial ideas for personal action plans.

11.00 - 11.15: Coffee

11.15 - 12.45: Changing the culture. A series of exercises to explore key cultural and leadership issues in successful university business collaboration.

12.45 - 13.30: Lunch

13.30 - 15.30: Small group exercise to develop Personal Action Plans, with feedback to participants from Todd Davey and Victoria Galan-Muros.

15.30 - 15.45: Conclusions, coffee and then depart.

Transport will be provided to take participants to Schipol airport.