12 08, 2019

Telecom Italia Redefines Knowledge and Technology Transfer Through Joint Open Labs

By | 2019-08-12T23:18:32+00:00 August 12th, 2019|0 Comments

The collaboration between Telecom Italia (TIM) and Italian universities represents an ideal UBC environment where all collaborating parties are given ample opportunities to learn from each other. This reciprocal pathway of learning is mainly achieved through Joint Open Labs (JOLs), the private company sites that are established at the heart of the collaborating university campuses. [...]

5 08, 2019

TIIMIAKATEMIA Finland (TEAM ACADEMY) – Earn A Degree By Building A Successful Business!

By | 2019-08-05T10:44:04+00:00 August 5th, 2019|0 Comments

The starting point for a small revolution in higher education began in 1993 with the note ‘Do you want to go on a trip around the world and learn some marketing on the side?’ being posted on the notice board of the Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences (JAMK), in a small city in central Finland. [...]

7 05, 2019

Cultural Change Underpinning UBC Development in Southern Mediterranean Neighbourhood

By | 2019-05-07T11:41:12+00:00 May 7th, 2019|0 Comments

The levels of university-business cooperation in Southern Mediterranean Neighbourhood (SMN) could potentially be a fertile ground for more development and innovation in the region, yet its potential remains not fully harnessed. As part of the Horizon 2020 project Quintuple helix approach to targeted open innovation in energy, water, agriculture in the south Mediterranean neighborhood (5 [...]

18 05, 2017

3 key success factors of Canada’s ‘engaged university’, the Simon Fraser University

By | 2017-06-01T14:42:10+00:00 May 18th, 2017|0 Comments

What differentiates the Simon Fraser University (SFU), from other universities in Canada and worldwide? This was exactly the question Prof. Andrew Petter asked himself and the university board when he became the university’s president in 2010. He aimed to identify and determine the future course of SFU by answering this essential question. Seven years later, [...]

25 04, 2017

How Do We Revitalize A Region After A Major Industry Pulls Out? An Entrepreneurial Example From the Netherlands

By | 2017-05-10T13:51:41+00:00 April 25th, 2017|0 Comments

What does it take to revitalize a region after a major industry sector pulls out? Although the answer depends on the context, the region of Twente, a rural area situated in the eastern part of the Netherlands has shown how it is done. Through an entrepreneurial spirit, a strong regional network and having embedded knowledge [...]

18 04, 2017

MIT Redefines Regional Innovation on Its Own Terms: MIT REAP

By | 2017-05-10T13:54:43+00:00 April 18th, 2017|0 Comments

During the past decades we have witnessed numerous regions across the world grappling with the challenges to shift from old industrial economies to regional innovation driven models to sustain their economic growth, and stay competitive in a global marketplace. Despite the many strategies implemented and investments made, the efforts of regions to make the leap [...]

15 04, 2017

Collaboration Between Universities And Business: There Is A Larger Ecosystem To Consider

By | 2017-05-10T13:47:29+00:00 April 15th, 2017|0 Comments

Last week the European Commission’s DG Education and Culture organised the 7th University-Business Forum. Together with my colleagues Todd Davey and Victoria Galan Muros we presented and discussed the outcomes of the largest study on the State of University-Business Cooperation (UBC) in Europe. With more than 300 participants from all across Europe it was interesting [...]

13 04, 2017

Siemens Strategic Approach to Research Cooperation with Academia Sets Their Future Agenda

By | 2017-05-10T12:51:51+00:00 April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

Imagine having more than 30,000 researchers working within your organisation and having a budget for annual R&D of about €6.5 Billion! Well this is context for R&D at Siemens AG, one of the world’s largest electronics companies. Whilst most of the internal research at Siemens is focussed on more immediate needs (or the business of [...]

6 04, 2017

Clear The Path For Cooperating With Universities By Overcoming The Top Three Barriers

By | 2017-05-10T12:49:36+00:00 April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

For business, cooperating with universities can be a frustrating process and be a struggle to achieve their desired outcomes. The potential to access ground-breaking new research conducted, and technologies developed by the universities can be enticing, the ability to utilise student talent, and even access the opportunity to work with the next generation entering the [...]

5 04, 2017

25 New Good-Practice Case Studies on University-Business Cooperation (UBC) in Europe and Beyond

By | 2017-05-10T13:55:54+00:00 April 5th, 2017|0 Comments

Imagine an undergraduate learning environment where there are no exams, no classrooms, no teaching or teachers and no control over what students should learn. If this model seems somewhat futuristic, this educational model already has in fact a successful 23-year history in Finland. The case of Tiimiakatemia (English: Team Academy) is among 25 good practice case [...]

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