Director of Centre for Design and Innovation
4:40 PM Panel Discussion: How Corporations Can Drive Collaboration and Innovation Incomes By Tapping Into Academia and Education
The academia and research world provide extensive and untapped benefits for corporations looking into innovation. Both of these have access to a host of resources, funding and human capital which would be invaluable for partnerships with industry. In this session, our panelists will explore the following questions:
- What is the value of students and what are reasons for companies to incorporate them in innovation programs?
- How can we prepare undergraduates and postgraduates to be work ready?
- Where are the lines drawn for universities providing research and consultancy work?
- Are the hard yards being done by researchers and businesses reaping the rewards?