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Presentation held by Prof. Oliver Iliev as a part of the - Cooperation between academia and ICT businesses Session at the 8th SEEITA and 7th MASIT Open Days Conference, 14th-15th October, 2010

Presentation held by Prof. Oliver Iliev as a part of the - Cooperation between academia and ICT businesses Session at the 8th SEEITA and 7th MASIT Open Days Conference, 14th-15th October, 2010

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  • 1. INEVITABLE SYNERGY Cooperation between Academia, ICT Industry & Local governance Oliver L. Iliev Faculty of Information & Communication technologies FON University
  • 2. Knowledge-based economy and capacity building need:  Knowledge-based economies success depends entirely on people capabilities  Capacity building generates better professionals  Better professionals will identify and solve local problems  A credentialed workforce attracts multinational companies  Opportunities at home eliminates ‘Brain Drain’
  • 3. The Knowledge Process of the Future New Knowledge New Talent Knowledge Knowledge Generation Transfer Academia •Joint Research •Faculty •Customer Solutions •New Talent •New knowledge New Knowledge Competence & •Curriculum •Knowledge Application •Stakeholder Needs •Best Practices To Satisfy Society Ability to Learn •Talent Specification •Customer Needs •Industrial Teacher •Customer Feedback Industry Knowledge Knowledge Generation Transfer •Integrated Enterprises •Integrated Product/Process Dev •Learning Organizations •Enterprise-Wide Supply Chains
  • 4. Types of knowledge work Groups Integration Collaboration • Systematic work • Improvisational work Level of interdependence • Methodologies and • Deep expertise across standards functions • Integration across • Fluid deployment of functional boundaries flexible teams Transaction Expert • Routine work • Judgment-oriented work • Rules and procedures • Individual expertise and • Low-discretion experience workforce or information • Star performance Individuals Routine Judgment Complexity of work
  • 5. The Partnership Continuum Levels of Strategic Partner Engagement •Executive Activities Sponsorship •Joint Partnership •State Education Sponsorship Lobbying •University Initiative • Sponsorship • Support •Undergraduate Research Program Support Business •Student Consultant •Graduate Fellowships •Hardware Grants Involvement •Collaborative Research KEY •Curriculum Developm. Program Report Awareness •Industry Affiliates/ Support & Fundraising 1•Recruiting Advisory Program •Outreach Programs •Career Fairs •Workshops/Seminars 2•Education Sales •Research Grants •Support for Proposals for •Interviews •Support Contract Education 3•UR Account Managers • 2 •Internship/Co-op 4•UR Programs •Student Organizations •Software Grants Sponsorships • 5•UR Research •Philanthropic Support 6•Other (Philanthropy, Alumni, Executive) •Guest Speaking/Lectures Phase One Phase Two Phase Three Phase Four Phase Five Traditional Engagement Holistic Engagement
  • 6. China experience Beijing University - University does all R&D - Companies perform manufacturing marketing and sales - Professors can hold executive positions in the companies - Students move easily between university campus and company offices
  • 7. Kista Science City -Sweden The largest ICT-cluster in Europe, and one of the top 5 ICT-clusters in the world. A higher density of companies, employees and highly qualified researchers than any other ICT-cluster in the world. A real city. All municipal functions and service available. Centrally located in Stockholm – the Capital of Scandinavia.
  • 8. Kista Science City -Sweden  Mobile communication  Broadband systems  Wireless communication  Cleantech  Medtech  Nanotechnology ICT companies: 1082 ICT employees: 23 768 companies: 8 897 employees: 66 990
  • 9. Our experience And in Macedonia can Campaign Scholarship to the best 100 high school students in cooperation with 50 biggest companies in Macedonia 3 year project with more than 3000 candidates Promotion of best students through Career Center
  • 10. Our experience Factory of Knowledge Campaign Interdisciplinary approach including complete implementation of new products for real companies. Team consist of students from the faculties of Economics, ICT, Design & Multimedia and Business languages  Market research  Business Plan  Design of products  Multimedia Marketing material production  IT Support  International promotion of the product
  • 11. Thank you !