A successful university economic development strategy must include collaboration between industry and faculty, but many faculty lack experience in corporate relations and are unaware of university resources available to help them develop industry collaborations. At Kansas State University, staff members from research, economic development, and corporate relations support units collaborated to present the Working with Industry Boot Camp, a series of training sessions providing faculty with tools to help establish industrial collaborations and develop strong strategic partnerships. In this session, members of the Boot Camp planning team will describe the workshops, lessons learned, and plans for follow-up training.
Richard Potter, Director, Office of Corporate Engagement
Rebecca Robinson, Director of Economic Development Kansas State University Institute for Commercialization