Connecting Innovative Universities: Engage Academics and Gain Buy-in From Colleagues

27 November, 2:30pm - 4:00pm UTC | Accelerator Roundtable
External Collaborations and Partnerships

Invite-Only Session

Held quarterly, the Roundtable Discussions are a platform for UIIN Accelerator & Changemaker members to connect and explore topics related to partnerships and developing strategic approaches to external engagement. 

This session offers opportunities for connection, collaboration, and shaping the landscape of higher education. Delve into stimulating, facilitated conversations with fellow members worldwide, gaining access to insightful reports that synthesise discussions, and connecting with like-minded Accelerator & Changemaker members.

Shape the agenda for future sessions by voicing your interests and challenges, collectively exploring topics that can transform how universities approach external engagement.

Interested in joining the UIIN Community?


This quarterly session brings together UIIN Accelerator and Changemaker members to collaboratively address and exchange challenges and gain novel perspectives. Dive into stimulating discussions, access expert insights, and network globally with other UIIN members to foster innovation and global impact in external engagement.



In this session, roundtable members will be discussing the topic of “How to engage academics and gain buy-in from colleagues”. This will focus on discussing motivations and drivers for academics to engage with external stakeholders, and what universities can be doing to support them.


Who should participate

This event is open to UIIN Accelerator and Changemaker members. Each member can invite 2 representatives to join.


Dr. Sarah Jaber headshotDr. Sarah Jaber, Director at UIIN

Sarah is an experienced consultant and facilitator, and has advised universities in Australia, Europe and the US on issues relating to university – industry engagement, strategic partnerships and institutional strategy. Through her previous roles at KPMG Australia and the University of Melbourne, Sarah brings a strong understanding of the higher education and research landscape. In her role at UIIN, Sarah’s focus is on driving and delivering UIIN’s advisory concepts and projects, including designing new ways to support universities with their external engagement challenges. Sarah leads the UIIN Strategic Partnerships Accelerator Program.