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COLLABORATION CASE: Academia and Business Collaboration in Karlsruhe

ABOUT THE TOPIC
Approximately 29 University technology centres (UTC) were founded by Rolls-Royces. One of these UTC is located in Germany, the UTC Karlsruhe. This article is about the benefits of their collaboration.

ABOUT THE COLLABORATION
The amount of collaborations between business and academics has expanded. It is because of the long-term involvement between companies and universities that those projects are flourishing.  Rolls-Royce and the UTC Karlsruhe are not the only companies who see the advantages of companies and academics work closely together.

“Characteristic of successful initiatives is the long-term relationship between companies and universities”.

ABOUT THE BENEFITS
Both parties want to benefit from each other’s research and developments. “Working with universities and academics brings the best of sciences together” according to the managing director of Rolls-Royce.  One of the characteristics of successful initiatives is the long-term relationship between companies and universities.  Moreover, academics are keen on working with the businesses, since business is willing to help with the development of academic’s research. Take UTC Karlsruhe as an example, this collaborating with Rolls-Royce provided the opportunity to promote 15 PhD position.

ABOUT THE OUTCOME
Combining knowledge and support each other’s growth, this collaboration led an increase of PhD promotion for the UTC Karlsruhe, funding for PhD study. Additionally, this collaboration gave Rolls-Royce the opportunity to promote its own research.

ABOUT THE RESEARCH
This article solely contains the benefits of successful collaboration between academics and Rolls-Royce.

ABOUT THE PARTNERS
Rolls-Royce and University Technology Centre in Karlsruhe.

DATES
This article was published on the 20th of April 2009.

SOURCE
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