Finding new sources of value in everything we do is critically important in these straitened times. Pressure on university budgets and competitive pressures on businesses mean that both commercial and academic communities must be ever more focused on finding new value through collaboration.
In support of that objective, DIME (Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe) in collaboration with The Bathwick Group and Birkbeck College is holding a one day conference exploring the realities and potential of academic-commercial collaboration on 29th June 2010.
If you’re involved in any aspect of academic-commercial collaboration, come and join the debate!
There are many links between academia and commercial and government organisations. But there are challenges, just as in collaboration between different commercial organisations, in how value is created, how it is protected, and how it is ultimately realised.
This conference therefore brings together academics, university business development teams, government actors, and private sector enterprises to consider practical issues relating to maximising value from effective collaboration and the appropriate use of intellectual property, the role of networks, the value of skills development and lifelong learning, models for academic-commercial knowledge transfer, funding options, and more.
Session 1 Creating value from university-industry collaboration Aldo Geuna Professor, University of Turin Jeff Patmore Head of strategic university research, BT Innovate & Design Markus Perkmann Senior Research Fellow, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Group, Imperial College London
Session 2 Realising value: the Intellectual Property conundrum Birgitte Andersen Professor, Birkbeck College, University of London & Dr. Federica Rossi, University of Turin Jim Houlihan Head of Innovation Policy, UK Intellectual Property Office David Secher Principal, Cambridge Knowledge Transfer and Chairman of PraxisUnico
Session 3A Funding research and skills development: Commercial JVs, Government/EU, PhD and executive education David Bembo Asst Director & Head of Research Development, Research & Commercial Div, Cardiff University Jeremy Davenport Deputy Director, Creative Industries Knowledge Transfer Network Astrid Wissenburg RCUK Chair for Knowledge Transfer and Economic Impact Juan Mateos-Garcia Creative Industries Research Fellow, NESTA
Session 3C Spin-outs – generating commercial success for the UK and its universities Helen Lawton Smith Professor, Birkbeck College, University of London Robert Drummond Robert Drummond & Associates Tiago Ratinho University of Twente Renos Savva Domainex Ltd and Birkbeck College, University of London
Session 4 The value of education – from undergraduate to postgraduate, to life-long learning Jonathan Michie Professor, Director of the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford Alice Lam Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London
DIME Dynamics of Institutions and Markets in Europe (http://www.dime-eu.org/) is a network of excellence of social scientists in Europe, working on the economic and social consequences of increasing globalization and the rise of the knowledge economy. DIME is sponsored by the 6th Framework Programme of the European Union
Birkbeck College, University of London Birkbeck is a world-class research and teaching institution, a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist provider of evening higher education. The Department of Management in the School of Business, Economics and Informatics in an internationally recognised centre of excellence in teaching, research and consultancy. The Bathwick Group (link to web page)
Who is coming
If you are involved in this field of University-Industry Collaboration, either in an academic or commercial organisation that wants to identify new and enhanced value from their activities, this conference will add value to your efforts. •Academics •Researchers •University business relations offices •Technology transfer offices •Government agencies •Research and funding bodies •R&D managers in commercial organisations
If you are a DIME member please insert in the registration box under 'comments' that you are DIME (the 25 first DIME people who make a registration can attend for free). You can email Birgitte Andersen (at email@example.com) when you make a DIME-member regisration.