4:00pm - 4:45pm (CEST)
HOW TO: INITIATE EXTERNAL COLLABORATION AS AN ACADEMIC
Initiating cooperation can be a challenging for a busy academic juggling numerous teaching and research responsibilities.
In this short masterclass, we will help you work out where to start and how to best manage your limited resources for maximum impact. The session draws on insights from research and best practice in university-business cooperation.
You will learn:
- Key drivers and facilitators for undertaking cooperation from a business perspective
- Key support mechanisms available at the universities and who to approach
- Steps towards initiating cooperation
This session will provide insights from research and practice into university-business cooperation by academics, and how they can best initiate such engagement across research, education or valorisation.
Academics looking to begin external collaboration across research, education or valorisation.
Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva
Manager Strategic Initiatives at UIIN
Balzhan is the strategic initiatives manager at UIIN. In this role, she designs and delivers innovative training, consultancy concepts and models to develop more engaged and entrepreneurial universities. Balzhan has undertaken research around university-business collaboration and social innovation and has run a number of training programs and workshops around entrepreneurial universities, future of universities and university-business collaboration. Balzhan holds a doctoral degree from the Free University Amsterdam (VU Amsterdam), where she focused on the engagement of academics and businesses in education-driven university-business collaboration. She is the co-editor of The Future of Universities (FUT_) book series.