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26 May 2016

15:30 - 17:00 Second parallel session

Mobilizing with industry
Interdisciplinary collaboration between university and industry

  15:30 - 17:00
  Room: 10 & 12, Hotel Scandic

Christoph Köller, Managing Partner, Görgen & Köller GmbH, Germany

This session will be in workshop format, addressing the challenges and opportunities of interdisciplinary projects between technical and non-technical disciplines. When designing an innovation project between university and industry, we, knowledge transfer professionals, often focus on the technology side, specifically from a certain area of competence in our university.

However, the company’s objectives and expectations are in most cases best served with an interdisciplinary approach, not only bringing together different technology fields but also essential contributions from the social sciences and humanities.

Participants in this workshop will be encouraged to share different cases and lessons learnt, highlighting the challenges and opportunities and discussing how to improve such collaboration.