Moderated conversation – Accelerating partnerships for impact: best practices & emerging models
There is a wide variety of models and solutions for industry-university partnerships and collaboration, as mapped and highlighted in the GFCC Optimizing Innovation Alliances report, among others. The toolkit and the possibilities for universities to partner with industry – and government labs – continue to expand, but the requirements and expectations about such partnerships keep evolving. Industry and universities are increasingly asked to collaborate and deliver results at speed, to solve local and global problems. In this session, workshop participants will review best practices to accelerate industry-university partnerships, covering aspects such as organizational setups, culture, leadership, incentive schemes, and more.
Gianna Sagazio, Director of Innovation, National Industry Confederation, Brazil
Kick off discussants:
Stellios Gouskos, Co-founder, Terracom, Greece
George Bizetas, DODONI SA, Chief Financial Officer, Greece
Spiros Dimolitsas, Senior Vice President for Research & Chief Technology Officer, Georgetown University, USA
Mahmoud Abdulwahed, Director of Strategic Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Economic Development, Qatar University, Qatar
Carlos Bulhões, President, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
- How to foster a culture of collaboration at speed?
- What organizational solutions are needed from universities and industry?
- What is the role of international collaboration?