Inevitable synergy


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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

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Inevitable synergy

  1. 1. INEVITABLE SYNERGY Cooperation between Academia, ICT Industry & Local governance Oliver L. Iliev Faculty of Information & Communication technologies FON University
  2. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 11. Thank you !