Collaboration between university research and industry : innovation process

University essay from Sektionen för ekonomi och teknik (SET)

Abstract: This dissertation study focuses on reasons and means of industry and university collaboration which lead to innovation. Collaboration in this study is viewed as one: communication, exchange of knowledge and learning form the innovation process. This research has followed a qualitative approach for methodology and the data was collected through two interviews. The results of this study show how university research collaborates with industry from the university research point of view. The findings also reveal that university research can not produce innovation without practical knowledge which is provided by company during collaboration. In the same way the company can not produce scientifically based innovation without the interactive learning.

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