Industry collaboration

In their 2013 meeting the Rectors saw it important to encourage people responsible for entrepreneurship and innovation to exchange good practices on innovation ecosystems and industry partnerships.

The group has met regularly since then. It has compared notes on partner segmentation models, strategic partnership approaches, organizational arrangements and impact measurement.

The conclusion has been that all N5T institutions have strong traditions in company collaboration. Industry collaboration practices vary between the institutions which provides for fertile soil for cross organizational learning. The strengths of each university are clearly complementary.

In addition to cross institutional learning, N5T universities could benefit from taking advantage of each other’s innovation platforms and from collaboration in developing metrics for assessing societal impact.
5 OCTOBER 2022