UNIVERSITY-BUSINESS COLLABORATION WORKSHOP
University-Business Cooperation (UBC) has gained a position in the agendas of policymakers and HEI managers. However, its management and regulation remain challenging due to the complexity of UBC phenomenon, the lack of a common understanding of the topic and the lack of ‘the big picture’ that connect all the elements. Similarly, the research on UBC is rapidly increasing, but the lack of shared concepts and a common framework makes research in UBC narrow, fragmented and non-comparable, hindering its development.
This workshop will present the UBC Ecosystem Framework, a tool for researchers, managers and policymakers to gain a better understanding of how UBC work and support the process to foster, promote and strengthen it. The workshop will give a clear and common picture of the most important elements in UBC (inputs, activities, outcomes, impacts, influencing factors and supporting mechanisms) and their interrelations. The workshop will provide a vital framework for researchers and practical outcomes for practitioners, enabling them to apply the framework in their own research and institution.