IIB releases report on strategic academic-industry partnerships

The IIB undertakes research projects on international best practice of developing closer linkages between academia and industry. The most recent report entitled “Models for university partnerships with large multinational companies” features seven case studies providing insights into the mechanics of establishing and operating strategic long-term partnerships with multinational companies. The report is a direct sequel to last year’s report on foreign company attraction strategies which made the case that academia can play an important role in bringing new companies into the region. Together these reports make a compelling case for universities to examine opportunities for such strategic long-term partnerships and to work jointly with regional economic development agencies to attract foreign companies to establish joint R&D centres. More on the series of IIB reports can be found on this website under “International Consulting” and “Reports”.