Strong industry and university partnerships are central to leading research and development in the UK. With increasingly complex global challenges, our half-day event will explore the characteristics of a successful industry-university partnerships that can drive improved productivity, profitability and innovative solutions to real world problems.
The University of Plymouth is committed to developing industry and business partnerships as part of our 2030 strategy. Using local case studies together with showcasing our solutions for business we will demonstrate the potential for collaboration between academia and business.
Across the University, there are a wide range of health, science, engineering, arts and humanities assets that are working across disciplines to deliver meaningful change. Our event will enable businesses to understand the potential of this resource and for researchers to network with partners with the ambition to innovate.
09:30 | Arrival and registration
10:00 | Welcome and introductions – Professor Jerry Roberts, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Enterprise), University of Plymouth
10:10 | Keynote and Q&A: 'Future of the world economy – our role within it' – Hamish McRae, Associate Editor of The Independent Newspaper, Principal Commentator for The Independent and The Independent on Sunday, and a columnist for the London Evening Standard.
11:10 | Coffee and tea break
11:30 | What the University of Plymouth can do to help business – Adrian Dawson, Director of Research and Innovation
11:50 | Case studies of supported businesses
12:20 | Panel Q&A – chaired by Professor Jerry Roberts
12:25 | Lunch and networking
Who is this event for?
This event is aimed at anybody with an interest in research and development whether they be:
- a business or academic looking to learn the secrets of successful HE and industry collaborative working
- a policy maker or economic stakeholder, interested in how to maximise the research and development in our region.