Robust university–industry partnerships are vital to achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and create a better world for everyone.
Developing the theory and practice of the ‘5th Generation University’, this book shows how cross-sector collaboration and innovation are crucial to maximising the societal benefits of research, education and knowledge exchange, while also driving economic growth and productivity.
The authors bring extensive experience in working at the interface between academia, industry and government to demonstrate how universities can effectively combine transdisciplinary programmatic activities and strategic corporate philanthropy. They explain how long-term alliances can be forged to have a transformational impact on the greatest challenges facing our world such as climate change.
Tim Bodley-Scott is a Strategic Alliance Director at University College London (UCL) within the Computer Science department, where he develops transformational strategic alliances with key industry and academic partners.
Ersel Oymak is Strategic Alliances Advisor and Innovator in Residence for CYENS, a new innovation centre on Cyprus at University College London (UCL). He was formerly Head of Strategic Alliances Directors and Corporate Relationships for UCL and is currently an Advisory Board Member at Hounslow Chamber of Commerce. He has significant global technology sector experience with leading corporates including CISCO, working closely with government, industry and start-ups.
1. Introduction – a journey from transactional to transformational alliances
2. Enabling an environment for transformational strategic alliances
3. Developing and managing alliances
4. Leading and executing sustainable relationships
5. Looking into the future: the next decade