Tag Archives: Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge, Wisdom and the Beauty of Imperfection

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION (GUNI) Conference on University Engagement 2013 Blog series, third post   Reconceptualising Knowledge    Day 2 of the GUNI conference finished with a plenary focussed ‘Enlarging the Concept of Knowledge’. Cristina Escrigas, Jesus Granados and Francois Vallaeys held that typically we are currently using a rather chaotic form of knowledge exchange, fragmented … Read more

Entrepreneurial Universities and Industry Interaction around the world

A previous post introduced a pan-european study on university-business cooperation presented recently at the University-Industry Interaction Conference in Amsterdam. In this post I continue with selected summaries of other studies from the conference, representing a variety of different perspectives and practice from around the world. Australia, Germany and the Netherlands – Germany’s Science to Business … Read more

Studies in university-business cooperation around the world

The International University-Industry Interaction Conference was held recently at the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, with the theme “Challenges and solutions for fostering entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation”. The conference brought together more than 300 participants from 48 countries. The international flavour was evident in the wide range of presentations offered in the programme, … Read more

Social Artists?

When most people think of colleges/universities they often think of lecturers, students, academics and some may even mention support functions such as IT, Libraries etc.  One role that will very rarely get a mention is that of Business Development Managers or Knowledge Transfer Managers. These roles are vital in developing partnerships and exchanging knowledge across … Read more