In today’s fast-paced world, the synergy between universities and corporations can play a powerful role in driving meaningful technological and business advancements. Universities can bring new ideas and approaches to the practical problems of industry, and industry can provide faculty and students with learning opportunities they simply can’t get in the classroom.
However, it’s not always easy to initiate nor maintain these relationships. Industry and academia have notoriously different cultures. How can corporates approach universities, and how can universities best manage corporate expectations? Which modes of communication work and which don’t? What advice do experienced corporates have for others who wish to engage a university, and what feedback do they have for universities?
As part of our mission to foster more seamless collaborations, MIT Corporate Relations and InnoLead have collaborated on this study on “Getting More Out of Corporate-University Partnerships,” leveraging quantitative surveys and deep conversations with more than 100 corporate leaders across industries.
The full 58-page PDF report is now available to InnoLead members; MIT Industrial Liaison Program members may request a copy from their Program Director.
This report was sponsored by the MIT Industrial Liaison Program and produced by InnoLead.
The MIT Industrial Liaison Program (ILP) and MIT Startup Exchange is a membership-based program for large organizations interested in long-term, strategic relationships with MIT.