P-12 Material Connexion ItaliaOn-line audit for SMEs to self-assess their organisation’s Innovation Management performance and competitivenessEurope Innova-Innovation Management- IMP3rove website line case
The IMP³rove Assessment provides an indication of SMEs' competitiveness and sustainable growth. It shows to what extent their Innovation Management capabilities contribute to the competitiveness of their company. Almost 3000 small and medium sized companies globally have already benefitted from the IMP³rove Assessment.The IMP³rove Assessment report available free of charge presents in a clear structure a comprehensive picture of the company’s Innovation Management performance and thus also valuable information on the future competitiveness and growth potential of the company.
P-3 Tel Aviv UniversityOn the Teaching of Science, Technology and International AffairsWeiss, Charles - School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, N.W., Washington, DC , USA - EU practice [type of study]The article is about Georgetown program and make the case that other institutions of higher learning may well find it attractive to develop similar
curricula, suitably adapted to their locale, their educational philosophy and approach, and their student body. More generally, STIA can be a vehicle to excite interest in science among non-science majors, and conversely to broaden the
horizons of science students to encompass the social, political and economic context of their work and its potential impact on the larger society.
P-3 Tel Aviv UniversityCreativity and collaborative learning and teaching strategies in the design disciplinesTurnbull, Morag; Littlejohn, Allison; Allan, Malcolm - Analysis methodsCreativity can be described as the ability to generate new ideas and combine existing ideas in new ways to find novel solutions to problems. Creativity is enhanced by a free flow of knowledge and through social contact. On this basis, the authors argue that knowledge sharing is central to creativity in design and present preliminary evidence to support that view. Design education should therefore include learning and teaching approaches that encourage knowledge sharing. The authors suggest that these approaches should be based on the patterns of knowledge sharing of designers from the creative industries so that students are appropriately prepared for future employment. The paper presents an analysis of the practices of designers in the creative industries in Scotland. The data were gathered through a structured questionnaire distributed to a wide range of companies and from final-year students in design programmes, and the two data sets compared. In practice, employees in the creative industries consume and create knowledge by making use of a variety of distributed resources.
P-3 Tel Aviv UniversityThrough classroom walls: A collaborative public relations education for creating integrated, digital media campaigns.Geyer-Semple, V. - EU practice [type of study]This semester-long project is designed to help bridge that gap between industry
practicality and academic rigor. The project is a collaborative teaching effort between
an outside PR firm or organization’s PR department and a faculty professor.
This pilot project was created and implemented through the funding and staff of
the worldwide public relations firm, Manning, Selvage, and Lee (MS&L).
P-3 Tel Aviv UniversityComparative analysis of recruitment qualifications of industrial designers in Turkey through undergraduate education programs and online recruitment resourcesOnder Erkarslan,
Nazife A. Kaya,
Ozgün Dilek - EU practice [type of study]The aim of this study is to ascertain the role of the industrial designer
from the perspective of industry by analyzing the specifications stated in job adverts for the
recruitment of industrial designers. This study was conducted in three phases. In the first
phase, an in-depth literature review was completed. The second phase was dedicated to the
identification of the industrial designer in terms of education institutions, and to realize
this, the curricula and course contents of industrial design undergraduate programs selected
from ten universities in Turkey were analyzed. The third phase was directed towards
identifying the profile of the industrial designer from the perspective of industry.
P-3 Tel Aviv UniversityNew openings in university–industry cooperation: Aalto University as the forerunner of European University Reform†Markku Markkulaa* and Pia Lappalainenb - EU practice [type of study]The Innovation University (IU) – to be called the Aalto University after Alvav Aalto, a famous Finnish
architect and MIT professor – is a new university which will be created through a merger of three existing
universities: the Helsinki University of Technology (TKK), the Helsinki School of Economics (HSE) and
the University of Art and Design Helsinki (TAIK). The commitment to this reform can be summed with
one figure: start-up funding is 700 MEUR coming from the government and industry. The objectives set
for the IU require long-term development of operations in a way that makes societal interaction and in
particular, effectiveness serving working life an integral part of all the operations. This cannot be achieved
without education and development services essential to working life competencies, meeting also shortterm
competency challenges and representing international top level. Themes, research topics and ways of
working crossing boundaries will be nurtured within the focus areas of the new university. These facilitate
comprehension of how knowledge and skills acquired through various disciplines are to be integrated into
the teaching and learning practices. The IU is the developer of new learning environments and a determined
promoter of lifelong learning. The new university will position itself within the core of global competition,
as an active interaction node and meeting forum for the international academic community and the most
noteworthy networks formed by global companies. In selected key areas, the new university will volunteer
to act and take a role as the network orchestrator.
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EATING THE BIG FISH : How Challenger Brands Can Compete Against Brand Leaders, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
The second edition of the international bestseller, now revised and updated for 2009, just in time for the business challenges ahead.
It contains over 25 new interviews and case histories, two completely new chapters, introduces a new typology of 12 different kinds of Challengers, has extensive updates of the main chapters, a range of new exercises, supplies weblinks to view interviews online and offers supplementary downloadable information.
Eating the Big Fish: How Challenger Brands Can Compete Against Brand Leaders by Adam Morgan 
P-7 University of BrightonShaping Technology/Building SocietyBijker. W.E. and Law, J. (eds), 1992 is everywhere, yet a theory of technology and its social dimension remains to be fully developed. Building on the influential book The Social Construction of Technological Systems, this volume carries forward the project of creating a theory of technological development and implementation that is strongly grounded in both sociology and history. The 12 essays address the central question of how technologies become stabilized, how they attain a final form and use that is generally accepted. The essays are tied together by a general introduction, part introductions, and a theoretical conclusion.The first part of the book examines and criticizes the idea that technologies have common life cycles; three case studies cover the history of a successful but never produced British jet fighter, the manipulation of patents by a French R&D company to gain a market foothold, and the managed development of high-intensity fluorescent lighting to serve the interests of electricity suppliers as well as the producing company.The second part looks at broader interactions shaping technology and its social context: the question of who was to define "steel," the determination of what constitutes radioactive waste and its proper disposal, and the social construction of motion pictures as exemplified by Thomas Edison's successful development of the medium and its commercial failure.The last part offers theoretical studies suggesting alternative approaches to sociotechnologies; two studies argue for a strong sociotechnology in which artifact and social context are viewed as a single seamless web, while the third looks at the ways in which a social program is a technology.Wiebe E. Bijker is Associate Professor at the University of Limburg, The Netherlands. John Law is Professor in Sociology at the University of Keele, Staffordshire, England.Shaping Technology/Building Society
P-11 Cologne University of Applied ScienceManaging Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational ChangeJoe Tidd , John Bessant, 2009 Innovation is an established, bestselling text for MBA, MSc and advanced undergraduate courses on management of technology, innovation management and entrepreneurship. It is also used widely by managers in both the service and manufacturing sectors. Now in its fourth edition, Managing Innovation has been fully revised and updated based on extensive user feedback to incorporate the latest findings and techniques in innovation management. The authors have included a new and more explicit innovation model, which is used throughout the book and have introduced two new features - Research Notes and Views from the Front Line - to incorporate more real life case material into the book. The strong evidence-based and practical approach makes this a must-read for anyone studying or working within innovation.Managing Innovation: Integrating Technological, Market and Organizational Change
P-7 University of BrightonBLOG: WHY ARE YOU ASKING ME THAT? (OR: HOW WE WROTE THE BRIGHTON FUSE COMPANY SURVEY)Brighton Fuse Blog post: Posted on Jun 21, 2012 by Georgina Voss - Direction for survey designBrighton fuse survey rationale and encouragement to partake.
P-7 University of BrightonSTART MAKING SENSE: SOME PRELIMINARY FINDINGS FROM THE (ONGOING) BRIGHTON FUSE SURVEYBrighton Fuse Blog post: Posted on Jul 31, 2012 by Juan Mateos-Garcia - Analysis methodsThese preliminary findings of the Brighton Fuse survey, are based on a sub-set of our sample comprising 126 responses from CEOs, MDs, Founders and senior personnel at Brighton-based creative and digital companies employing, in total, just over 1,500 Full-Time Equivalent employees in Brighton.
----------------Brighton Fuse: Towards a progressive learning model for the CDIT sector in Brighton and HoveBrighton Fuse: Towards a
progressive learning model for the
CDIT sector in Brighton and Hove
An analysis of pioneering international institutions for creative learning.
James Byford / 28 June 2012 / Version 0.1 - Analysis methodsThis document provides analysis of five learning institutions internationally recognised for pioneering approaches to learning applicable to working in the creative, digital and
information technology (CDIT) sector.
P-7 University of BrightonDoes Startup Density Predict Success?Blog: by Alex at, by Groupon. - Analysis methodsDoes start up density predict success? A useful analysis using US data. Using Startup Data Trends we can take a data driven look at the idea that startup hubs are the best place to be. 
P-7 University of BrightonThe Value of Design Factfinder ReportReport Published by the Design Council 2007 - Analysis methodsThe content of the Value of Design Factfinder is based on two pieces of Design Council research. Design in Britain 2005–06 is based on the Design Council’s National Survey of Firms and provides evidence of how businesses use and understand design, and how it impacts on their performance.
In addition, the Value Added Research 2007 provides details of how businesses add value to their offer, use design to do so, and how this impacts on performance.
P-8 Polytechnic of MilanAlta Scuola Politecnica: an ongoing experiment in the multidisciplinary education of top students towards innovation in engineering, architecture and designEuropean Journal of Engineering Education- Benedetto, S. , Bernelli Zazzera, F. , Bertola, P. , Cantamessa, M. , Ceri, S. , Ranci, C. , Spaziante, A. and Zanino, R.(2010) - Direction for survey designThis paper reports on the original motivation, evolution, lessons learned, present status, results, challenges and perspectives of ASP. In particular, the issues related to the selection of the ASP class and to its multidisciplinary nature, the cultural track of ASP and also its sustainability in connection with its location inside the Milano-Torino framework will be highlighted.
P-9 Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaThe effects of universities' proximity to industrial districts on university–industry collaborationAuthors: Alessandro MUSCIO (University of Foggia- Italy), Davide QUAGLIONE (University of Chieti-Pescara - Italy), Michele SCARPINATO (“Luigi Bocconi” University - Italy)
Journal: China Economic Review Vol.  23 (2012), pp. 639–650 - EU practice [type of study]This paper assesses the extent to which university–industry collaboration, expressed in terms of private funding for university consulting research activities, is affected by the geographic proximity of an academic institution to an Industrial District (ID). Although the economic literature insists on the positive effects of proximity for these collaborations, empirical work on Italian ID so far shows no particular effects. This paper provides new insights into the effects of academic proximity to ID on university–industry collaboration, by presenting robust evidence that proximity to districts promotes the establishment of collaboration agreements. This sheds new light on the need for targeted policies to support local productive systems. The empirical evidence is based on an analysis of qualitative information and an econometric analysis of financial data for the whole population of Italian university departments engaged in research in the Engineering and Physical Sciences.
P-9 Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaDid they sell their soul to the devil? Some comparative case-studies on academic entrepreneurs in the life sciences in EuropeAuthors: Giancarlo Provasi, Flaminio Squazzoni, Beatrice Tosio  - University of Brescia - Italy -
High Educ (2012) 64:805–829
DOI 10.1007/s10734-012-9530-7 - EU practice [type of study]##C - Analysis methodsThis paper looks at eight comparative case-studies on academic entrepreneurs in life sciences conducted in Europe in 2008. The case-studies show that institutions largely influence the way in which scientists are coping with the normative uncertainty typical of science and technology systemic boundaries in the life sciences today. By exploring new local solutions, the entrepreneurial achievements of scientists are also establishing new institutional practices. This empirical analysis helps to reconsider traditional dichotomies in the sociological, economic and institutional literature, such as publications versus patents and academia versus industry, and to illustrate the creative role of academic entrepreneurs.
P-9 Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaAcademic engagement and commercialisation: A review of the literature on university–industry relationsAuthors: Markus Perkmanna, Valentina Tartari, Maureen McKelvey, Erkko Autio, Anders Broström, Pablo D’Este, Riccardo Fini, Aldo Geunae, Rosa Grimaldi, Alan Hughes, Stefan Krabel, Michael Kitson, Patrick Llerena, Franceso Lissoni, Ammon Salter, Maurizio Sobrero
Journal: Research Policy 42 (2013) 423– 442 - Analysis methodsA considerable body of work highlights the relevance of collaborative research, contract research, consulting and informal relationships for university–industry knowledge transfer. A systematic review of research on academic scientists’ involvement in these activities is presented. Apart from extracting findings that are generalisable across studies, we ask how academic engagement differs from commercialisation, defined as intellectual property creation and academic entrepreneurship. The individual, organisational and institutional antecedents and consequences of academic engagement are identified, and then  these findings are compared with the antecedents and consequences of commercialisation. Apart from being more widely practiced, academic engagement is distinct from commercialisation in that it is closely aligned with traditional academic research activities, and pursued by academics to access resources supporting their research agendas.
P-9 Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaWhat is “enterprise education”? An analysis of the objectives and methods of enterprise education programmes in four European countriesAuthors: Ulla Hytti and Colm O’Gorman Journal: Education + Training 46(1) (2004) 11-23, Emerald Group
Publishing Limited ISSN 040-0912 DOI
10.1108/00400910410518188 - EU practice [type of study]This paper explores what constitutes “enterprise education” in four European countries. It proposes a conceptual schema for capturing the various objectives of enterprise education programmes and initiatives. This conceptual schema is then used to categorise the objectives of 50 enterprise programmes from Austria, Finland, Ireland, and the UK. The paper reviews the teaching/learning methods used in these programmes. It discusses what factors are associated with “effective” enterprise education, illustrating the discussion with “best practice” from the programmes studied. The paper argues that in order to operate effective enterprise education programmes, policy makers and educators need a thorough understanding of the diverse and alternative aims and objectives of enterprise education interventions, of the alternative forms such interventions can take, and of the need to “train the trainers”.
P-9 Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaA methodological framework for innovation transfer to SMEsAuthors: A.C. Caputo, F. Cucchiella,  L. Fratocchi, P.M. Pelagagge, F. Scacchia Journal: Industrial Management & Data Systems ISSN: 0263-5577 DOI: 10.1108/02635570210428302 - EU practice [type of study]The paper deals with technological and managerial innovation transfer to small and medium sized enterprises. A comprehensive framework is presented, identifying a networked architecture in which different actors (universities, other R&D centers, consulting companies, the European Union, national government, local public administration) interact. In so doing, the need of a specific promoting role is pointed out. Consequently, introduction of an innovation center (IC) responsible for the whole transfer process is proposed. Within this organizational unit, the role of innovation promoter (IP), that is the interface with the specific SME, is analyzed and discussed. Finally, a general scheme of IC and IP actions and competences is presented.
P-9 Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaKnowledge Transfer between UK Universities and BusinessAuthor: Robert J. Howlett Preliminary pre-print copy of paper to appear in
'Innovation through Knowledge Transfer: Proc. of First Int. Conf.' published by Springer-Verlag,
2010.,d.ZGUA - EU practice [type of study]In this paper, knowledge transfer between universities and business in the UK is examined at a number of different levels. The term 'knowledge transfer' has different meanings in different contexts and so the meaning of the term from a UK perspective is discussed. As UK knowledge transfer is usually part of the innovation agenda, the meaning of 'innovation'is also considered. A number of different activities, considered to be part of the third mission agenda, are often thought of as being capable of achieving knowledge transfer. The most common of these are described and the potential of each for actually achieving knowledge transfer is discussed.In this paper, knowledge transfer between universities and business in the UK is examined at a number of different levels. The term 'knowledge transfer' has different meanings in different contexts and so the meaning of the term from a UK perspective is discussed. As UK knowledge transfer is usually part of the innovation agenda, the meaning of 'innovation'is also considered. A number of different activities, considered to be part of the third mission agenda, are often thought of as being capable of achieving knowledge transfer. The most common of these are described and the potential of each for actually achieving knowledge transfer is discussed.
P-9 Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaUniversity-industry knowledge and technology transfer in Switzerland: What university scientists think about co-operation with private enterprisesAuthors: Spyros Arvanitis, Ursina Kubli , MartinWoerter
Research Policy
Volume 37, Issue 10, December 2008, Pages 1865–1883 - EU practice [type of study]This study explores empirically the factors determining the propensity of Swiss science institutions at the level of a single institute or department to get involved in a wide spectrum of knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) activities with private corporations. A main finding is that scientific institutes with a stronger orientation to applied research and/or lower teaching obligations are also stronger inclined to get involved in overall KTT activities. The same is valid for institutes which have already had experience with industry co-operations as reflected by a high share of external funds in an institute’s budget. Further, there is no systematic size effect with respect to KTT activities. Institutes of engineering, natural sciences and economics/management are strongly represented among KTT-active institutes. Universities of applied sciences have an above-average propensity to KTT activities.
P-10 Malardalen UniversityCharacteristics affecting management of design information in the production system design processBruch, Jessica &Bellgran, Monica (2013): Chararcteristics affecting management of desing information in the procduction system design process. International Journal of Production Research - EU practice [type of study]Although it has been argued that the design of production systems is crucial, there is a general lack of empirical studies
analysing and identifying resources and capabilities required for an efficient production system design process. One of
these resources is the critical role attributed to design information and one such capability is how the design informationis managed. To address this research gap, this paper reports the results from two in-depth case studies in the automotiveindustry focusing on the management of design information in the production system design process.
P-10 Malardalen UniversityThe School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, MDH.Yamamot, Yuji & Bellgran, Monica. Fundamenental mindset that drives improvements towards lean production. Assembly Automation
30/2 (2010) 124–130
q Emerald Group Publishing Limited [ISSN 0144-5154]
A - EU practice [type of study]The purpose of the paper is to present a fundamental mindset that an experienced Japanese Toyota Production System (TPS) consultant haswhen he drives a series of improvement activities during a lean transformation.Design/methodology/approach – The main author of this paper conducted participant observations on two lean transformation cases at two medium-sized Swedish manufacturing companies. The studied lean transformations are driven by the mentioned Japanese consultant. Before hebecame a consultant, he had practiced TPS more than 20 years at a supplier company of Toyota.Findings – Instead of making a detailed plan to implement lean production, the consultant focuses on creating the need for improvement.
P-10 Malardalen UniversityThe School of Innovation, Design and Product Realization, MDH in co-prodcution with ABB. Stillström, C., Jackson, M., 2007, “Dimensions of the Concept of Mobile Manufacturing”, the Journal of Manufacturing SystemsA - EU practice [type of study]The project Factory in a Box
P-10 Malardalen UniversityThe School of Innovation, Design and Product Realization, MDH.Eriksson, Yvonne & Jerregård, Helena. Creative Environments for Innovative Learning Processes. INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENGINEERING DESIGN, ICED'09
A - EU practice [type of study]Visual arte facts, such as toys, pictures in schoolbooks and advertisements affect children emotionally, and they are crucial as role model for their identity. Identity and self-confidence is vital in learning situations. The paper elucidate the consequences of gender segregated toys, advertisement of toys with gender specified target groups in relation to further interest and later choice of higher education and profession. It is common that children are enforced into gender stereotypical plays. We suggest that girl’s interest in science and technique will rise if young children are stimulated to play and create their identity individually.
P-10 Malardalen UniversityThe School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, MDH in co-production with ABB Corporate ResearchEriksson, Yvonne, Johansson, Peter & Björndal, Petera (2011). Showing actions in pictures. Information Visualization. London UK. 13 – 15 July.A - EU practice [type of study]One challenge for the global market is to overcome communication problems of different kinds. The largest communication problem is language; people speak different languages and have limited knowledge in other languages. This problem is central in manuals and instructions for assembly and installations. One hopeful solution is that pictures can replace verbal instructions. In this paper we will discuss how illustrations in flat perspective can be useful for showing action in drawings.
P-11 Cologne University of Applied ScienceInnovations "Made in Germany" - Commission of experts presents report for 2013German Ministry of Education and Research, 2013 - Analysis methodsThe Commission of Experts for Research and Innovation (EFI) presented its 2013 report on research, innovation and technological performance to Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Federal Research Minister Johanna Wanka in Berlin on 27 February. The Commission's sixth report confirms that German research and innovation policy has achieved major successes which are highly respected internationally. The experts highlight the importance of research and innovation for Germany's attractiveness as a business location: In their view, policy-makers should therefore clearly renew their commitment to a research and innovation policy with a long-term perspective.
P-12 Material Connexion ItaliaAuditing of eco-design processes as innovative support servicesDeliverable of Planet Design Porject - EU funded project [1G-MED08-377] - Questionnaire realized by the project consortium [among others UPV and MCI] and specific survey conducted in Spain by AIDIMA and UPV, 2011 - Direction for survey design##D - QuestionnaireAnalysis report to companies on the current status of eco-innovation
in the furniture sector in Spain, Italy and Portugal as well as the environmental requirements set by customers and design
activities in the company. The document provide a good example of a specific questionnaire, analysis method and results.
P-12 Material Connexion ItaliaMaking public support for innovation in the EU more effective: Lessons learned from a public consultation for action at Community levelPro-Inno Europe,paper nr. 1, Commission Staff Working Document SEC(2009)1197 of 09.09.2009
A - EU practice [type of study]##D - QuestionnaireA public consultation on the effectiveness of innovation support was conducted by Pro-Inno Europe from 6 March to 31 May 2009, to get more insights on how to best improve the effectiveness of public innovation support mechanisms in the EU. The public consultation consisted of two online questionnaires. One asked the beneficiaries of innovation support measures, namely companies, to provide their views on the direction of future innovation support policies and instruments in the EU.
P-12 Material Connexion ItaliaThe importance of innovation management performance for financial investors' decision-makingEurope Innova-Innovation Management- IMP3rove, February 2011 - EU practice [type of study]##D - QuestionnaireThis study was executed on a survey conducted in semptember 2010. Basing on the results of this survey of German investors, the EU  agency IMP3rove has been able to define the importance of innovation management performance for financial investor.
Link of another interesting and related study follows:
P-12 Material Connexion ItaliaSurvey research in operations management: a process-based perspectiveAutthor: Cipriano Forza, Università di Padova-Italy
Journal: International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 22 No. 2, 2002, pp. 152-194. - Analysis methodsThe academic article provides guidelines for the design and execution of survey research in operations management (OM). The specific requirements of survey research aimed at gathering and analysing data for theory testing are contrasted with other types of survey research.
P-12 Material Connexion ItaliaThe incorporation of design management in today’s business practice. An analysis of design management practices in Europe - 2009Gert L. Kootstra MBM - Centre for Brand, Reputation and Design Management (CBRD),
INHOLLAND University of Applied Sciences,
Rotterdam, The Netherland, 2009 - EU practice [type of study]##D - QuestionnaireThis report is the end result of a research project spanning nearly two years, as part of the ADMIRE programme (Award for Design Management Innovating and Reinforcing Enterprises).
ADMIRE is a joint initiative by nineteen partners and ten agents from twelve countries, who together make up DME (Design Management Europe)
Tthis report provides an opportunity to refl ect on their design management practice in comparison with the picture painted in this report, and to find out where they stand in terms of design management capability. It will hopefully encourage readers further to take up this subject. This report covers a practice based study that was conducted to meet a demand
from professional circles for knowledge and insights that can be applied in practice.
P-3 Tel Aviv UniversityEducational opportunities based on the university-industry synergies in an open innovation frameworkÓscar Lucía- University of Zaragoza, Spain
José M. Burdío- University of Zaragoza,
Jesús Acero-  University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, between industry and university is becoming more important in order to improve competitiveness
of research and development activities. Moreover, establishing synergies to bridge the gap between
the academic and industrial spheres has been demonstrated to be advantageous for both.
Nowadays, industry is moving towards an open innovation structure, in which external agents as universities
play a key role. In addition, universities are also seeking a more active learning methodology to
improve the education of students to prepare them for the real world.
P-3 Tel Aviv UniversityBuilding bridges between university and industry: theory and practiceSandra Meredith, (Division of Industrial Engineering, Department of Engineering and Architecture, Monterrey Institute of Technology, Monterrey, Mexico), Martha Burkle, (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary, Canada) between industry and university is becoming more important in order to improve competitiveness
of research and development activities. Moreover, establishing synergies to bridge the gap between
the academic and industrial spheres has been demonstrated to be advantageous for both.
Nowadays, industry is moving towards an open innovation structure, in which external agents as universities
play a key role. In addition, universities are also seeking a more active learning methodology to
improve the education of students to prepare them for the real world.
P-3 Tel Aviv UniversityBridging the Theory-practice Gap: Work-based Business LearningYap, Christine
This paper reports on a curriculum development that integrates
business education and the business world. It describes the implementation, and evaluation, of a projectbased
course designed to bridge the theory-practice gap. The course, Project in Business, was developed
to give final year students the opportunity to complete curriculum-aligned, work integrated learning
projects as an integral part of their academic program. The projects, relevant to students’ discipline
majors, were supplied by the local business community. Completing a project alongside professionals,
students had the opportunity to not only gain industry experience and insight, but also establish links
within the business community and a network that will advantage them when seeking future employment.
Client projects are an opportunity for universities to create long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with businesses through an academic consultancy service. This article discusses the rationale and logistics of two models for conducting such projects. One model, used at Clemson University, is a formal academic consultancy service in which students are paid for their work with for-profit businesses. Another, used at the University of North Texas, also incorporates for-profit clients but operates in the more traditional classroom setting where student teams are not paid for their work. Whatever the approach, client projects facilitate communication between academia and business, enlist the services of professionals in a variety of fields to help shape the education of future graduates, offer opportunities for students to gain practical experience that surpasses any classroom simulation or case study, and keep instructors in touch with business trends and practices
P-3 Tel Aviv UniversitySuccess Factors in Higher Education-Industry Collaboration: A case study of collaboration in the engineering fieldTertiary Education & Management; Mar2011, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p31-50, 20p paper addresses the question of what potential success factors are relevant when developing and managing higher education-business partnerships. To shed light on this question, the paper presents a review of research literature on the possible success factors in university-industry relations. To shed further light on the factors identified in the literature, this paper reports on an empirical study of cross-sector collaboration between four regional universities and energy firms in Norway. The empirical study should be seen as a 'relevance check' of the factors identified in the extant literature on university-industry collaboration, within the particular context of education-related partnerships. Based on the review and case studies, implications for management and further research are discussed.
P-7 University of BrightonThe Fuse - Igniting High Growth for the Creative, Digital and Information Technology Industries in the UKReport compiled and edited by Dr David Docherty, CEO, CIHE, Sep 2010
The CIHE (Council for Industry and Higher Education) is a strategic leadership network of blue-chip companies working with vice chancellors and universities to develop the UK's knowledge-based economy. - Report/Results of a surveyThe creative, digital and information technology (CDIT) industries form a multi-trillion dollar market.
Central to this is the golden triangle of government, higher education and businesses. Global experience demonstrates that when these relationships are correctly balanced, businesses and universities flourish, and when they are unaligned, growth stalls or fails to ignite.
P-7 University of BrightonThe role of universities in enhancing creative clusteringThe role of universities in enhancing creative clustering, 4 November 2011. Juan Mateos-Garcia and Jonathan Sapsed, CENTRIM, University of Brighton.
Paper Prepared for:
Brighton Fuse: Enhancing the Creative, Digital and Information Technology Industries (CDIT) in Brighton- an AHRC Project - Report/Results of a surveyThe report draws on the academic and policy literature, and the experience of Brighton’s universities and creative clusters, to take stock of what we already know about industrial and creative clustering, articulate the way in which universities can strengthen creative clusters (and the barriers to achieving this), and put forward good practices to achieve such beneficial impacts.
In doing this, the report will provide the AHRC funded Knowledge Exchange (KE) Hubs for the Creative Economy with a field guide to support the design and implementation of their KE programmes and initiatives.
P-7 University of BrightonSupport for the creative economyWritten evidence submitted by ‘The Brighton Fuse’ Research Team at the University of Brighton, University of Sussex and Wired Sussex [SCE 034], Prepared 17th November 2012 - Report/Results of a surveyBrighton Fuse submission to the Parliamentary Select Committee on the Creative Economy draws on some of the projects emerging findings.
P-7 University of BrightonThe Value of Design Factfinder ReportReport Published by the Design Council 2007 - Analysis methods##E - Report/Results of a surveyThe content of the Value of Design Factfinder is based on two pieces of Design Council research. Design in Britain 2005–06 is based on the Design Council’s National Survey of Firms and provides evidence of how businesses use and understand design, and how it impacts on their performance.
In addition, the Value Added Research 2007 provides details of how businesses add value to their offer, use design to do so, and how this impacts on performance.
P-8 Polytechnic of MilanDesign Research Maps - Visions of academic design research in Italy 2003-2007Promoted by CDD - Association of Design Ph.D. Schools in Italy,CPD -  Association of Design Faculties and Degree programs in Italy, SDI - Network of ten academic design research agencies - sponsored by INDACO Department and the Design Faculty of Politecnico di Milano - july 2008E - Report/Results of a surveyDRM research shows how design research can be an effective tool in producing innovation in many strategic fields in the national system, but in general also for contemporary economies, beyond the common stereotypes which accompany the view of this discipline.
P-9 Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaAnalysing knowledge transfer channels between universities and industry: To what degree do sectors also matter?Authors: Rudi Bekkers (Technische Universiteit Eindhoven,-  The Netherlands) Isabel Maria Bodas Freitas (Dialogic - The Netherlands) - Analysis methods##E - Report/Results of a surveyThis paper aims to explain the relative importance of the different channels through which knowledge and technology is being transferred between universities and industry in different contexts. For this purpose, responses from two questionnaires are analysed, addressing Dutch industrial and university researchers, respectively. A reassuring result is that the perceived importance of the 23 distinct transfer channels the authors distinguish hardly differs between industry and university. Overall,  results suggest that the industrial activities of firms do not significantly explain differences in importance of a wide variety of channels through which knowledge between university and industry might be transferred. Instead, this variety is better explained by the disciplinary origin, the characteristics of the underlying knowledge, the characteristics of researchers involved in producing and using this knowledge (individual characteristics), and the environment in which knowledge is produced and used(institutional characteristics). Finally the authors offer different policy recommendations.
P-9 Universitat Politecnica de ValenciaSources of innovation and industry–university interaction: Evidence from Spanish firmsAuthors: Agustí Segarra-Blasco, Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod (Universitat Rovira i Virgili - Spain)
Journal: Research Policy 37 (2008) 1283–1295 - Report/Results of a surveyIn this paper a sample of Spanish innovative firms is used to identify the determinants of R&D cooperation agreements between five types of partners: firms that belong to the same group; customers and suppliers; competitors; universities; public research centres. The paper focuses on the  determinants of R&D cooperation between innovative firms and universities. The results showthat a firm’s cooperation activities are closely linked to the characteristics of the industry and the characteristics of the firm. These include R&D intensity, size, whether the firm belongs to a group, product and process innovation, and access to public funds for R&D activities. Internal R&D and agreements with customers, suppliers and competitor partners also increase firm’s propensity for R&D cooperation with universities.
P-10 Malardalen UniversityThe School of Innovation, Design and Engineering, MDH.Eriksson, Yvonne & Florin, Ulrika (2011). The relationship between a model and a full-size object or building: The perception and interpretation of models. International Conference on Engineering Design ICED11, 15-18 August 2011, Technical University of Denmark.Visual theroy
There is a naive belief in models as a blueprint for objects and environments that goes back to the epistemology of The Enlightenment. In the manufacturing industry and in society, many decisions concerning new products or urban planning are based on models representing the actual object or area. Substantial experience is required to interpret models, especially when it comes to the effect different scales have on material, colors and volume. This paper will address theoretical aspects of our ability to interpret and understand the relationship between 3D-models on computer screens or constructions of models and the object in full scale.
P-10 Malardalen UniversitySchool for Innvovation, Design and Engineering. MDH.Backström, Tomas, Incremental and radical innovation from a complex system theory perspective, 7th International Symposium on Management of Technology & Innovation (ISMOT12), The 7th international symposium on management of technology ISMOT’12, November 8-9, 2012 Hangzhou, P.R.ChinaInnovation theory
P-10 Malardalen UniversitySchool for Innvovation, Design and Engineering. MDH in co-production with manufactory companies.Andersson Schaeffer, Jennie,Backström, Tomas Cadavid, Juan, Spatial design for continuous improvement: The case study of three manufacturing companies, International journal of computer integrated manufacturing (Print)(ISSN 0951-192X)(EISSN 1362-3052)A - EU practice [type of study]Space design and Semiotics
The paper discuss how space design can support icremtal and radical innovations.
P-11 Cologne University of Applied ScienceGerman Center for Research and InnovationOn line case on all reseach and innovation activities, connecting researchers and industires on an international level
P-12 Material Connexion ItaliaDME Self Assessment ToolDME - Design Managment Europe line case
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P-11 Cologne University of Applied ScienceFederal Report on Research and Innovation 2010German Ministry of Education and Research, 2010 - Report/Results of a surveyReport 2010 on research, innovation and technological performance and German policy