Brunel University London invited YERUN members to the Staff Training Week on Business Engagement in London, on 3-4 September 2018.
Relationships with business and other large organisations such as Hospitals and charities are becoming ever more important for Universities. Whether it is the role they play in advising on future curricula; their role in assuring employability for our graduates or in putting to our collaborative research it is clear that Universities need to understand how best to partner with external organizations and how to develop mutually beneficial relationships.
If you could not attend the Staff Week, don’t worry! You can check the wonderful presentations from our speakers in this post.
YERUN Universities are particularly well placed to benefit from the development of industrial and other external links. However there are clear differences between academia and external organisations ranging from their fundamental mission to the speed of response required to develop effective solutions to their needs. How best can Universities work with such organizations and how should such work be led within the Institution?
Monday 3rd September
Moderator of the YERUN Staff Week –> Andrew Kershaw, Director of Business Engagement Strategy & Policy, Brunel University London
Andrew Dakers, Chief Executive, West London Business
Paul Davies, Operation Manger, Co-Innovate
Catherine Wang, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Brunel Business School
Impacting Business by Design – How Universities can help SMEs bring innovative design to their business
Professor Rob Holdway, Innovation Director, Co-Innovate
Mat Hunter, Managing Director, Central Research Laboratory
Jasmine Meysman, Enterprise Coach, University of Antwerp
Andy Cripps, Entrepreneur Director, Brunel University London
Tuesday 4th September
Professor Geoff Rodgers, Vice-Provost Research, Brunel University London
Dr Tim Engels, Head of Department of Research Affairs & Innovation, University of Antwerp
Karin Dijkman, Strategy & Policy Advisor, Maastricht University
Dr Christopher Daley, Research Support Officer, Brunel University London
David Walters, Open Access Officer, Brunel University London
Vanessa Cuthill, Director, Research and Enterprise Office, University of Essex
Dr Michael Peolsson, Chief Strategic Officer, Strategic Collaborations Office, Linköping University
For more details, see the programme: YERUN Staff Week Business Engagement Brunel