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Enterprise and the Third Mission

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Seminar Overview

Stimulating the interface between universities and the private sector may has been the core of the Third Mission. Public policy almost perpetually seeks to promote the engagement of universities with businesses through programmes of knowledge transfer/exchange. Whether through commercialisation or collaboration, a core aim of the Third Mission has been to realise the ‘value’ of universities. This raises the question as to whether universities need to become more like businesses or whether they could have an alternative competitive advantage. This seminar will cover themes relating to academic entrepreneurship, commercial collaboration, and the policy programmes and initiatives that aim to facilitate universities interfacing with the economy.

Mr Michael Kitson (Chair/Discussant)
UK~IRC Knowledge Hub Director
University of Cambridge

Third Mission in the UK: Changing contexts and institutional challenges

Sarah Jackson


N8 Research Partnership

slides               interview

Prof John Goddard
Professor of Regional Development Studies
CURDS, Newcastle University
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Prof Ed Feser (Chair/Discussant)
Head of Innovation, Management & Policy
Eddie Davies Professor
Manchester Business School

Session: International perspectives on engagement and impact

Prof Aldo Geuna

Professor of Economics
University of Turin


Prof Ed Malecki

Professor of Geography

Ohio State University

slides               interview

Prof Harvey Goldstein 

Professor of Public Governance

MODUL Univeristy Vienna

slides                interview

Prof Philip Shapira (Chair/Discussant)
Professor of Innovation Management & Policy
Manchester Business School

Session: Future agendas - emerging strategies and imperatives

Prof Michael Luger
Manchester Business School

Ms Alice Frost
Head of Business and Community
slides            interview

Dr Markus Perkman

Senior Research Fellow
Imperial College, London

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