Hosted by the rector, Science and Business in Dialogue is both a series of events and a network in which members share concrete examples of cooperation between business and research as well as tips on finding new cooperation opportunities. We want to promote networking between researchers and businesses and together seek new ways of developing this cooperation. For the University, the network is also an important channel of information on the training and research needs of companies, in addition to which it provides feedback on cooperation.
“We wish to present good examples of productive collaboration between scientific research and the business sector,” Rector Jari Niemelä describes the idea behind the Science and Business in Dialogue series.
Concrete examples may encourage new companies and researchers to have a go at cooperation.
“The University and several businesses want to contribute to solving the biggest challenges of our time, including climate change and urbanisation. To achieve the best results, we must tap into the resources of various sectors, but this requires that we reach a better understanding of each other’s working cultures and goals,” muses Niemelä.
Indeed, Science and Business in Dialogue is aiming to foster such dialogue and expansion of networks. The sessions are meant to provide an open forum for brainstorming to promote partnership between businesses and the University.
Cooperation with the business sector supports the social impact and relevance of research and teaching, as well as the utilisation of innovations
Join the Science and Business in Dialogue network, come to the sessions or partner with us to organise upcoming events!
Have you been part of a successful university-industry collaboration project that you would like to share with members of the network? Or would you like to see a certain theme or form of cooperation brought to the fore? Let us know!
For further information, please, contact the Community Relations Unit.