Speakers: David J. Skorton (Cornell U.), Stef Heylen (JANSSEN Alzheimer Immunotherapy), James A. Weyhenmeyer (State University of New York), Stephen P. LaFleche (IBM), Karin Ezbiansky Pavese and René Bastón (The New York Academy of Sciences)Presented by Johnson & Johnson and the New York Academy of Sciences
Reported by Theresa Wizemann | Posted February 5, 2010
In addition to their primary role as centers of knowledge, universities are increasingly viewed as economic engines, contributing to local and regional growth. Partnerships between universities and corporations can provide further opportunities for regional economic development, with each partner contributing its individual strengths to achieve a collective outcome. Forging such alliances can be a challenge, however, and organizations across the country are working to develop programs that can make these relationships more effective.
On December 8, 2009, prominent representatives from higher education, industry, and government led a symposium exploring how academia and industry can partner more successfully, and what public policy measures could facilitate collaboration. Panelists offered examples of successful public-private partnerships, such as those between the Johnson & Johnson company, Janssen, and Vanderbilt University; between British Petroleum and both the University of California system and the University of Illinois; and between IBM and the SUNY Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering.
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