THEME:

“What Makes University-Industry Collaboration Succeed?” 


Background

Research and development (R&D) centres are everywhere across Asia, as large corporations embrace partnerships with academic institutions for collaborative innovation, as well as the opportunity to recruit fresh talent with the specific skills these companies need. In an increasingly challenging Asian labour market, companies across a broad spectrum of industries must do what they can to cultivate a resilient talent pipeline. 
 
The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) is established to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs, with a focus on Design, through an integrated multi-disciplinary curriculum and multi-disciplinary research.
 
These partnerships will build a tightly-knit research ecosystem that integrates research, education, and industry to produce graduates and researchers with multi-faceted skills and a holistic understanding of next-generation technology. 

 

Objective

The Forum Panel will discuss the key ingredients of industry-academia collaboration. The Panel Members will also debate on upcoming research megatrends and the outlook for Singapore’s R&D in the next decade.

 

Topics

1. Factors for success in industry-academia collaboration 
2. Achieving sustainable framework for collaboration 
3. Achieving translational research 
4. Opportunities and challenges of the above