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.
"This is a book of insightful thinking about the future of university-industry partnerships written by practitioners, for practitioners. If applied, it could have a transformational impact on the biggest challenges facing the world in the 21st century through the power of strategic alliances." Tom Kneen, Head of CTO Office, Cisco Systems UKI
“This unique book provides evidence-based innovation management, which aligns the helices of the quadruple helix model (academia, industry, government, community) and the four sources of evidence (scientific literature, practitioners, organisation, stakeholders) to develop a ‘5th Generation University’ mindset that facilitates solution-focused, impact-oriented research.” Nuran Acur, Professor of Innovation, University of Glasgow
“This book is timely: at a moment when the need for effective collaborative innovation between academe and industry for the benefit of the economy and society is so urgent, the authors have created a comprehensive and insightful guidebook.” Tom Winstanley, CTO and Head of New Ventures, NTT Data UK
Tim Bodley-Scott is Strategic Alliances Director at University College London 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 UCL and Board Member for Praxis Auril. He was formerly Head of Strategic Alliances Directors and Corporate Relationships for UCL and 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. 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