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Strengthening University-Industry-Government Cooperation in Romania - TRAINING WORKSHOP SERIES

General Information

This training workshop series is organised in the framework of the project “Targeted Support to Smart Specialisation strategies in Romania” (2016-2020), coordinated by JRC in collaboration with DG REGIO. The project implements a Preparatory Action of the European Parliament called “The economic competitive advantages and the potential for smart specialisation at regional level in Romania”
 
This series aims to broaden our Romanian partners’ theoretical and practical knowledge on UIG cooperation by:
  • Providing a more detailed view of the UIG roles in innovation, in line with the Triple/Quadruple/Quintuple Helix models
  • Explaining barriers, motivators, facilitators and support mechanisms for UIG cooperation
  • Providing practical skills to identify, initiate and consolidate sustainable UIG relationships
  • Sharing examples and international good practices
 
The target audience includes a broad range of innovation stakeholders: university researchers and leaders, technology transfer professionals, firm and cluster managers, government policy-makers, etc. 
 
For an in-depth analysis, the workshop series has been structured in four modules that focus on each of the main UIG institutional spheres: 
 
  • Universities and research institutes, 
  • Companies and clusters, 
  • Technology transfer institutions at the U-I interface, and 
  • Government agencies at national and regional level.

Agenda and Presentations

KICK-OFF Session - 17 November, 09:00 - 11:00 CET

09.00 – 09.15 Welcome and introduction
09.15 – 09.35 S3 in Romania and the role of UIG cooperationMarina Ranga
10.00 – 10.15 An overview of UIG cooperation (in education, research, valorisation and management) and their expected results - Victoria Galan-Muros
10.15 – 10.30 BREAK
10.30 – 10.50 The UIG cooperation process: main barriers, drivers and facilitators – Todd Davey
10.50 – 11.00 Key supporting mechanisms for UIG cooperation - Todd Davey
 
 

Module 1: Focus on Government - 17 November, 11:30 - 14:00 CET

11.30 – 11.40 Exercise on the government role in UIG cooperation in Romania and the national status quo of UIG – Victoria Galan-Muros
11.40 – 11.45 More than a facilitator: The government as an entrepreneurial actor in UIG cooperation – Victoria Galan-Muros
11.45 – 12.30 Who are the front runners? Examples of policy approaches for UIG cooperation across Europe  – Victoria Galan-Muros 
12.30 – 12.45 BREAK
12.45 – 13.30 How can government support UIG cooperation in Romania? Insights based on data from the Romania UBC study (2017) – Todd Davey
13.30 – 13.50 Understanding your ecosystem: a mapping exercise - Todd Davey
13.50 – 14.00 Conclusions and key success factors
 
 

Module 2: Focus on Universities and RIs - 18 November, 9:00 - 14:00 CET

09.00 – 09.05 Welcome and introduction
10.15 – 10.30 BREAK
10.30 – 11.15  Understanding researchers’ barriers, drivers, facilitators for UIG cooperation in Romania and designing actions to move forward – Victoria Galan-Muros
11.15 – 11.45 How can universities and RIs support UIG cooperation in Romania? From internal policies to technology transfer offices and incubators – Todd Davey 
11.45 – 12.30 Good practice cases & tools to improve UIG cooperation – Victoria Galan-Muros
12.30 – 12.45 BREAK
12.45 – 13.45 The future of universities in Romania: a vision for 2030 – Todd Davey
13.45 – 14.00 Conclusions and key success factors
 
 
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Module 3: Focus on technology transfer institutions - 19 November, 9:00 - 14:00 CET

09.00 – 09.05 Welcome and introduction
09.05 – 09.15 Knowledge and technology transfer models: characteristics, advantages and disadvantages – Todd Davey 
09.15 – 09.45 The profile of a boundary spanner – Todd Davey 
09.45 – 10.30 Actors in the knowledge transfer process: drivers, barriers and facilitators and managing expectations – Victoria Galan-Muros
10.30 – 10.45 BREAK
11.45 – 12.00 Targeting different types of organizations and researchers in their knowledge and technology transfer – Todd Davey 
12.00 – 12.30 Intellectual property: what, when and why? – Victoria Galan-Muros
12.30 – 12.45 BREAK
12.45 – 13.00 The stairway model to starting and building strategic partnerships – Todd Davey 
13.00 – 13.45 Good practices in technology transfer and how to position your TT office and yourself as a trusted and efficient facilitator  – Victoria Galan-Muros
13.45 – 14.00 Conclusions and key success factors
 
 

Module 4: Focus on companies and clusters - 20 November, 9:00 - 12:30 CET

09.00 – 09.05 Welcome and introduction
09.35 – 09.45 Place-based cooperation: present and future prospects – Victoria Galan-Muros
09.45 – 10.15 Understanding business´ barriers, drivers and facilitators of UIG cooperation and designing action to move forward – Todd Davey
10.15 – 10.30 BREAK
10.30 – 11.00 Business approaches and supporting mechanisms to UIG cooperation, including the stairway model to strategic partnerships – Todd Davey
11.00 – 11.15 Characteristics of Romanian universities and implications for businesses – Victoria Galan-Muros
11.15 – 11.45 International good practice cases of UIG cooperation for business – Todd Davey
11.45 – 12.15 Romanian businesses: a vision towards 2030 – Victoria Galan-Muros
12.15 – 12.30 Conclusions and key success factors
 

WRAP-UP SESSION - 20 November, 13:00 - 14:00 CET

13.00 – 13.20 Insights from workshops: presentation and discussion – Victoria Galan-Muros
13.20 – 13.45 Mapping exercise on the way forward for UIG cooperation in Romania post-Covid19: Why, what, how and when? - Todd Davey
13.45 – 13.55 Looking ahead: Developing new training workshops on innovation key issues – Marina Ranga
13.55 – 14.00 Main conclusions and take-aways