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SUPORT 1.0 Benefits HEI - EN


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SUPORT 1.0 Benefits HEI - EN

  1. 1. Benefits for HEI collaborating with SME
  2. 2. SummaryDuration: 1 hourTerms: Prestige of the University, Commercialize Research, Research Publications, Legitimacy, FundingEducational Objectives: The aim of this module is to show the HEI some important benefits of collaboration with SME. • Explore the possibilities to introduce the research into the market. • Show how this relation can increase the publication opportunities of the researchers. • Chance to demonstrate the practical application of research works • Allows to get an extra foundation
  3. 3. Introduciton Publication Legitimacy Opportunities BenefitsCommercialization the Research Funding
  4. 4. Introduciton Conduct Research Leading Discoveries InnovationsChallenge
  5. 5. Introduciton SME R&D
  6. 6. Introduciton Paradigm chance ()European Commission: “Improving knowledge transferbetween research Institutions and Industry acrossEurope”
  7. 7. Introduciton
  8. 8. IntroducitonKnowledge transfer between research institutions and industryconsist of a variety of activities, including, for example: Gifts and endowments byResearch institution-industry industrial partnersstaff-exchange programmes (eg. professorial chairs) Collaborative and contract Consultancy work research
  9. 9. Introduciton Reasons to be “personally important” (Yong S. Lee, 2000): •To look for business opportunity •To supplement funds•To secure funding for researchassistants •To test the practical application•To gain insights in the •To create studentarea of one’s own internships and jobresearch placement opportunities •To gain knowledge about practical problems useful for •To further university’s teaching outreach mission •To look for business opportunity
  10. 10. Research benefits Foster new research areasLicense May increase HEI financial resourceRoyalties Develop new teaching opportunities
  11. 11. Benefits of Collaboration.Lets look at a best practice Lappeenranta University of Technology “LUT has a long history combining technology and business. That’s a good basis for an environment for innovation.” “Business excellence rarely centers around only performance.” “Linking technological advances with commercial aspirations is in the core of many innovations.”
  12. 12. Benefits of Collaboration.What is your role in technology transfer?Innovation is the complete process of ideas transforming into products: Idea Technology Development Diffusion Transfer HEI Industry
  13. 13. Benefits of CollaborationHEIs and SMEs have always been on the same team, this process portrayshow the collaborations works and where the HEIs role is how important.
  14. 14. Commercialization of Research.• Opens up a number of different opportunities for a HEI: - create revenue - make an impact - can be stimulating for department and students• Diversify funding base - In the future: funding will be tied to measurable outcomes• Informative video about the benefits of commercialization of research: “From Research to Commercialization”
  15. 15. Publication Opportunities.• Applying the research to real-world situations, adds a great element to potential writing pieces.• The opportunity for publication is beneficial to the professor, the institution itself, as well as students: – Such publications are a reference for students seeking to pursue careers at a HEI or in a SME – And gives them insight into how a successful economy functions best – Not to mention, provides an over-all understanding of a necessary partnership in society
  16. 16. Publication Opportunities.Scientific Productivity.• Researchers who combine research and university-industry relation activities obtain compared with those members who concentrate only on research (Manjarrés et al., 2008): • Higher scientific productivity • Achieve higher status within their institutions • Better opportunity to access state-of the art equipment, artifacts and data to carry on their projects.
  17. 17. Funding Mean values of contracts120.000100.000 80.000 60.000 University-Industry and Research Just Research 40.000 20.000 0 R&D Contracts Technological support Training contracts and consultancy
  18. 18. Funding Mean values of reserach projects120.000100.000 80.000 60.000 University-Industry and Research Just University-Industry 40.000 20.000 0 R&D Contracts Technological support Training contracts and consultancy
  19. 19. LegitimacyThe main indirect benefits for legitimacy(European Commission: “Improving knowledgetransfer between research Institutions andIndustry across Europe”):•Development of mutual trust between HEI&SME,• The enhancement of research institutions research activities.• Gaining status and prestige, resulting from successful partnershipsand products.• The enhancement of research institutions teaching activities.
  20. 20. LegitimacyThe main indirect benefits for legitimacy(European Commission: “Improving knowledgetransfer between research Institutions andIndustry across Europe”):•Attracting, retaining and motivating good scientists interested inentrepreneurial aspects or in new professional career opportunities.•Contributing to public authorities better recognising the socio-economic relevance of publicly-funded research, potentially leading toincreased funding thereof.•Facilitating exchanges of staff between the research institutions andindustry
  21. 21. Legitimacy• Faculty who receives industry support are more likely to report that theirchoice of research topic is influenced by the project’s commercial potential(Blumethal et al., 1996)•HEI active in “knowledge sharing” (highly valued andsupported)• Positive recognition and vision of HEI as part of the“solution”• HEI as a symbol of public institution willing be a part ofinnovate culture.•The market and more importantly the community aremore likely to consider HEI because of their involvementwith other organizations.
  22. 22. Funding• Government funding is declining.• Rise in competitive external funding.• Diversify funding base.• Income generation via consultancy, services, commercialization, IP.• Investment strategies.
  23. 23. FundingThe European Social Fund:• Increased emphasis on strengtheningresearch and innovation, particularlythrough knowledge transfer.• Through European frameworks programmed is indented to encourageinnovation.• The Framework Programmes also funds the intersectional mobility ofresearch staff, including university-industry exchanges.
  24. 24. FundingNew Competitive and Innovations Programs• Will support all forms of innovation, public-private partnerships and measures to improveaccess to finance.•Complementing their own academic research by securing funds forgraduate students and lab equipment (Yong S. Lee 200)• Desire of acquiring additional resources, relevant to choose the intensityof collaboration (Tartari and Breschi, 2009)• Fiscal budgets constraints encourage HIE to move towards morecompetitive funding sources (Geuna and Nesta, 2006)
  25. 25. Conclusions Research Benfits (Subtanial and Considerable)80%70% 67% 66%60% 56%50% 38%40%30%20%10%0% Funds to support studenst and Gained insights into the Acquiring practical knowledge Helpful in locating student lab equipment academic research useful for teaching interships and placement
  26. 26. Conclusions Likelihood of furure research collaboration SME-HEI60% 57%50%40% 37%30%20%10% 3% 3%0% Expand Maintain Reduce Not Sure
  27. 27. Bibliography• Blumethal D., Campbell E.G., Causiano N., Luois K.S. (1996), “Participation oflife science faculty in research relationships with industry” The New EnglandJournal of Medicine, Vol 335, No.23,pp.1734-1739•European Commission: “Improving knowledge transfer between researchInstitutions and Industry across Europe”•Genua A. Nesta L.J.J. (2006), University patenting and its effects on academicresearch: the emerging European evidence”, Research Policy, 35,790-807• Manjarrés L., Gutierrez A., Vega J. (2008), “Coexistence of university-industryrelations and academic research: Barrier to incentive for scientific production”.Scientometrics, Vol. 76, No. 3 (2008) 561-576•Tartari V., Breschi S. (2009), “Set them free: scientists’ perception of benefits andcost of university-industry research collaboration.”, CBS – Copenhagen BusinessSchool Summer Conference.•Yong S. Lee. The Sustainability of University-Industry Research Collaboration:An Empirical Assessment