STRATEGIC APPROACHES TO ENTERPRISE ENGAGEMENT
UIIN is excited to present the inaugural Ireland National Forum, hosted by Munster Technological University. UIIN’s national forums provide an opportunity to bring together university, enterprise and government stakeholders to discuss topical external engagement issues and share knowledge and experiences.
The Ireland National Forum will explore strategic approaches to enterprise engagement, and key initiatives and challenges across the national higher education sector.
Through a mixture of panel discussions, interactive workshop and networking opportunities, we will collaboratively discuss how to develop more coordinated engagement approaches across universities and create impact.
Join us for the chance to connect with colleagues across Ireland, be inspired and learn more about initiatives being developed nationally and globally.
Date: April 13th 2023
Location: MTU Campus
9:30 – 10:00
10:00 – 10:30
Welcome by Arno Meerman (CEO, UIIN) and Michael Loftus (Vice-President for External Affairs, MTU)
10:30 – 12:00
Establishing Engagement Structures and Frameworks – Creating Coordinated Approaches
Claire McGee (Head of Education and Innovation Policy, ibec)
Irene Sheridan (Head of the MTU Extended Campus, MTU)
More speakers to be announced soon
12:00 – 13:00
13:00 – 15:00
Strategic Approaches Towards Engagement
Backed by years of research, case studies and global benchmarks from both university and enterprise perspectives, this workshop will provide you with the tools to map your current and potential external engagement activities to develop and refine your engagement approach.
We’ll discuss the key challenges, facilitators and supporting mechanisms generally faced by universities and enterprise to help you identify your success factors for developing relationships, align goals and activities, and enhance your/your institution’s engagement approach.
15:00 – 16:00
GOOD PRACTICE CASES
Katrina Bradley (Business Engagement Manager, University of Limerick)
Eleanor Kelly (Head of Strategy and Partnerships, University College Dublin)
Frances Hardiman (Head of Faculty of Engineering, SETU)
16:00 – 16:30
DISCUSSION AROUND NEXT STEPS
16:30 – 17:30
Interact and network with other attendees over drinks and interactive activities aimed at exchanging insights, learning from each other and reflecting on the day’s activities.