The university’s Industry Liaison Office will host and lead a free workshop for researchers entitled Industry Engagement 101: Collaborating with Commercial Enterprises that addresses the challenge of bridging the industry-university divide.
Many factors are driving an increase in engagement between universities and industry, including increased competition for redirected and/or declining governmental research investments and the creation of products and markets that require a workforce with new skills. As university researchers navigate these dynamics, it is important to understand the extent to which successful relationships are dependent on an understanding of corporate decision-making, the ability to manage expectations, and a holistic approach to finding win-win value propositions on the industry/university engagement continuum. Strategic partnerships in this domain merge the discovery-driven culture of the university with the innovation-driven environment of the company, but to make the chemistry work, each side must overcome the cultural and communications differences that often impair industry/university partnerships of all types and undercut their potential. This workshop will provide a fundamental understanding of the value of industry engagement and the engagement continuum, tools for rapidly vetting and solidifying industrial opportunities, and knowledge of the support resources at Ohio State that are key to helping secure and nurture industrial relationships
There is no cost to attend, but registration is required. Register now