University-Business Cooperation Skills – Advancing UBC

20 to 40 hours 9 Nov - 7 Dec 2023 English Online

This intensive online training program will accelerate your skills in university-business collaboration. Delivered through interactive workshops, participants will cover topics including:

  • Partnership approaches
  • Pathway valorisation
  • Measuring outputs, outcomes and impact

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Advancing UBC
Advancing UBC + PAP
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Who should participate?

Professional staff (all career stages)
This program is for university professional staff whose job it is to promote and facilitate collaboration between university and business.

Academics (all career stages)
This program is for academics and researchers wanting to engage with industry stakeholders to boost the impact of their work.

Businesses (all career stages)
This program is for businesses who recognise the value in fostering relationships with universities.

What is involved?

  • Access international tools, frameworks and models to apply in your work.
  • Be guided by specialist facilitators with years of experience from research and practice.
  • Discover global best practice case studies in university-business cooperation.
  • Obtain your unique UIIN certification(s) validating your skills.

Why join the program?

  • Learn how to benefit from your ecosystem of potential collaborators.
  • Apply novel frameworks to guarantee mutually beneficial partnerships.
  • Create approaches to initiate and scale-up across different disciplines.
  • Get insights into how to undertake cultural change and capture the success of UBC.

Structure and schedule

9 Nov

Identifying and evaluating partners and opportunities

Workshop | 12:30pm – 2:30pm UTC

Valorisation pathways

Workshop | 2:45pm – 4:45pm UTC
23 Nov

Partnership approach

Workshop | 12:30pm – 2:30pm UTC

Managing partnerships

Workshop | 2:45pm – 4:45pm UTC
7 Dec

Measuring UBC, outputs, outcomes and impact

Workshop | 12:30pm – 2:30pm UTC

Closing session

Wrap-up | 2:45pm – 3:00pm UTC

Optional: Personal Application Project (PAP) and Mentoring

Accelerate your learning and put it directly into practice with this optional addition to the training program. Let us guide you through the process of defining and developing your own PAP, ready for immediate real-world application.

  • 4x Facilitated workshops with UIIN experts
  • 3x 1:1 sessions with a University-Business Cooperation specialist mentor


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Arno Meerman

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Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva

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Dr. Sarah Jaber

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A/Prof. Todd Davey

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Dr. Andrey Dyachenko

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Dr. Jochen Barth

Guest Facilitator

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Questions? Book a one-on-one with us.

Dr. Balzhan Orazbayeva, Manager Strategic Initiatives

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