FROM CATAPULTS TO COMMERCIALISATION – How can universities use their knowledge and research more effectively?
Global Education Dialogues bring together leaders, key policy makers and influencers to debate the challenges and opportunities facing international higher education. They are facilitated dialogues by governments, universities and industry, with contributions and fresh perspectives from our network of leading thinkers.
In today’s globally integrated economy, universities face common challenges – about the education and skills they offer young people; the networks they must build in order to be successful in research; the challenge in responding to the needs of local and global communities through transnational provision, and what the changing international landscape means for university leadership. This third East Asia Series provides a programme of dialogues to frame the debate on the issues affecting higher education in East Asia and the UK. Each Dialogue features the latest thinking in its area, with new research and input form higher education, government and industry leaders.
The inaugural Australian Global Education Dialogue caps off the ‘East Asia series’, which has seen Dialogues staged over the past 12 months in Myanmar, China, The Philippines, Indonesia and South Korea.
On the 9-10 March 2015, the Australian Global Education Dialogue, ‘From Catapults to Commercialisation’ asks, ‘How can universities use their knowledge and research more effectively?’
The creation of physical centres for innovation that connect business with the best of international research and academic communities has proven highly effective in the drive to commercialise knowledge and research. The UK has created national Catapult Centres; these seven centres bring together expertise from a range of universities and businesses to create a transformational network for innovation in sustainable development areas such as offshore renewable energy and future cities. How are these centres connected globally? What is the role of universities and business? How are countries in East Asia responding to the quest for innovation and commercialisation? How can universities use their knowledge and research more effectively?