3 factors for a successful university-business collaboration

Mark Siebert, Director of Research Collaborations at Elsevier, wrote an interesting piece on Elsevier Connect about the ingredients that make a collaboration between academia and industry work. He used his personal impressions and lessons learned from establishing Elsevier’s Discovery Lab. 3 success factors played a role he says:

  1. Build credibility, reliability and shared excitement as you get to know each other’s unique abilities.
  2. Differentiate business/research priorities and legal requirements to minimize “self-orientation.”
  3. Use facilitated communication to connect the interests and expectations that must converge to build trust.

‘There is nothing better in a partnership than winning together’, Siebert concludes.

Read the whole article here