Session 5-A

University-Industry Relations: Nurturing a Culture of Partnerships

Thursday, November 3, 2:40 - 3:30 PM

Speaker(s): Joy Goswami

Collaborative R&D between academia and industry has been a primary driver for the creation of innovative technologies for many years. Challenges associated with bridging cultural and communication divide between academia and the industry, however, has remained a consistent impediment in fostering such collaborations.

Recognizing the value and relevance of such collaboration, particularly in recent times, considerable effort is currently being made by academic institutions to engage in partnership development with the industry. This session will discuss some of the major initiatives undertaken by Universities to reinvigorate its research culture with an aim to promote greater long-term relationships with industrial partners.