Proceedings of the 2017 University-Industry Interaction Conference
These proceedings are a testament to the dynamic exchange between academia and industry that took place at the 2017 University-Industry Interaction Conference. Within these pages, we bring you a collection of 15 academic and 18 practitioner papers that illuminate the evolving landscape of university-industry engagement.
Our academic papers delve into a rich tapestry of subjects, from cross-border collaborations between science and SMEs to the impact of women entrepreneurs on economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa. We explore employability and graduate work readiness, cooperative mechanisms between universities and industry, and effective dissemination of RDI information. These academic insights lay the groundwork for reimagining university-business collaboration.
In the practitioner track, we gain invaluable insights from the real-world trenches of university-industry interaction. From implementing innovation ecosystems to improving RIS3 implementation, from the role of university business incubators in economic development to mapping engagement interactions between higher education institutions and multinational organizations, these papers showcase practical strategies that drive innovation and growth.
As you peruse these proceedings, we extend our gratitude to the authors, reviewers, and participants who have contributed to this vibrant exchange of ideas and experiences.
Title: Academic Proceedings of the 2017 University-Industry Interaction Conference
Title: Practitioners Proceedings of the 2017 University-Industry Interaction Conference