Hosted by: MIT Lab for Innovation Science and Policy and MIT Innovation Initiative

Successful collaboration between universities and companies is essential for innovation. In this Innovation Science and Policy Impact Seminar, learn the five success factors for university partnerships based on a multi-year research project and forthcoming book where 10 leading companies share how they strive for excellence in university-industry collaboration.


  • New research-based knowledge for creating and sustaining university partnerships
  • Meet and network with other leading professionals in the field of university-industry collaboration
  • Define the success factors for your organization

Presenters + Moderators

  • Fiona Murray Bill Porter Professor of Entrepreneurship, Associate Dean for Innovation, Co-Director, MIT Innovation Initiative
  • Vladimir Bulović Fariborz Maseeh Professor of Emerging Technology, Associate Director for Innovation, Co-Director, MIT Innovation Initiative
  • Lars Frølund Visiting Innovation Scholar and Fulbright Scholar
  • Steve Haraguchi Executive Director, MIT Innovation Initiative


Thursday, June 29, 2017

MIT Industry Meeting Center
One Main Street, 12th Floor, Room E90-1208
Cambridge, MA 02142
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  • 1:00 pm  Registration
  • 1:30 pm  Welcome & Background
  • 1:45 pm  Six Questions to Get Your University Partnerships Right!
  • 2:45 pm  Coffee Break
  • 3:00 pm  University Partnership Canvas: The Case of Siemens
  • 3:30 pm  Workshop: The University Partnership Canvas in Practice
  • 6:15 pm  Wrap-up
  • 6:30 pm  Networking Reception @ Firebrand Saints

Reading Material

In preparation for the seminar, please read the draft article, “Engaging in Regional Innovation Ecosystems: Six Questions to Get Your University Partnerships Right!,” in which the authors argue that by working through six fundamental questions and a University Partnership Canvas, corporations can develop a more effective approach to their interaction with universities. Download PDF


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Registration is now closed. On-site registration will be offered on a space-available basis by cash or check only.

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