Collaborative projects tend to be the output of business interaction rather than the first step, and so the more connected that you are to external organisations, the higher the likelihood of developing successful collaborative projects.
Support to develop your networks:
There are many established networks which exist for academics and businesses to meet each other. Some are funded by government and their members include Research & Development directors and managers, as well as academics from many disciplines. They often have a common disciplinary theme such as life sciences, photonics or creative industries. Other networks can be regional such as Cardiff University’s Innovation Network and South Wales Chamber of Commerce business network which serves South-East Wales.
Other industry networks include:
· Open IQE
Many organisations will be looking to partner with academics that have the right expertise for their needs. It's therefore vital that your online staff profile is as up to date and visible as possible. Support is available to:
Please contact the RISe team at firstname.lastname@example.org for further support.