Developing the next generation of talent through partnerships

18 June, 1:00pm - 1:30pm UTC | Fireside Chat
External Collaborations and Partnerships Future of Education and Lifelong Learning

Embark on a deep dive into the dynamic landscape of university-industry collaboration with Claire McBride. Join us for a captivating conversation as she shares the partnership between Technological University Dublin (TU Dublin) and Digital Skillnet, offering valuable insights into the power of collaborative education initiatives.

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You will hear about the process of university-business collaboration through the lens of TU Dublin ad Digital Skillnet partnership. Explore the evolution of collaborative programmes over 13 years and gain a comprehensive understanding of the impact of such partnerships on talent development and workforce readiness.

What you will learn

  • Gain first hand insights into the role of university-business collaboration in addressing the evolving needs of businesses in the digital age
  • Discover key factors in driving successful partnerships as illustrated by the TU Dublin and Digital Skillnet partnerships
  • Learn how to navigate the complexities of programme design, delivery and accreditation
  • Explore actional strategies for fostering sustainable growth and innovation through education partnerships

Speaker biography

Dr claire mc brideClaire McBride, Convene Project Lead and Head of the Enterprise Academy at Technological University Dublin

Claire possesses a wealth of experience in international business, education, and industry collaboration. Leading the Enterprise Academy team, she focuses on co-developing talent and innovation pipelines crucial for supporting enterprises and learners in achieving strategic growth goals. With a background in senior roles within global technology firms and extensive academic engagement since 2005, Claire’s dedication to fostering industry partnerships and enhancing Ireland’s innovation landscape is evident. Her involvement in defining ISO 56000 standards for Innovation Management and recent completion of a Leading Innovation Executive Program at MIT Sloan School of Management underscore her commitment to driving innovation and collaboration between academia and industry.

About fireside chats

A UIIN Fireside Chat is a 30-minute long, interview session between a UIIN facilitator and an external industry expert on a high-level topic. Participants will leave with insights and inspiration after hearing the experiences and perspectives of the guest speaker, and have the opportunity to ask questions during the session. Fireside Chats are also recorded for UIIN podcasts and are available after the session.