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The Success Factors Powering Industry-Academia Collaboration
March-April 2012 (vol. 29 no. 2)
pp. 67-73
Claes Wohlin, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Aybuke Aurum, University of New South Wales
Lefteris Angelis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Laura Phillips, Macquarie Group
Yvonne Dittrich, IT University of Copenhagen
Tony Gorschek, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Hakan Grahn, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Kennet Henningsson, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Simon Kågström, Net Insight AB
Graham Low, University of New South Wales
Per Rovegård, Factor10
Piotr Tomaszewski, ST-Ericsson
Christine van Toorn, University of New South Wales
Jeff Winter, Blekinge Institute of Technology
Collaboration between industry and academia supports improvement and innovation in industry and helps to ensure industrial relevance in academic research. This article presents an exploratory study of factors for successful collaboration between industry and academia. A survey designed for data collection was first conducted in Sweden and then replicated in Australia. The context for the two studies is different, thus forming a starting point for potential generalizations in the future: the industrial side of collaboration is the key element for successful collaboration, with key factors being buy-in and support from company management and collaboration champion on site. These findings may help industry and academia to set up successful collaborative ventures in the future

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Index Terms:
technology transfer; success factors; industry; collaboration
Claes Wohlin, Aybuke Aurum, Lefteris Angelis, Laura Phillips, Yvonne Dittrich, Tony Gorschek, Hakan Grahn, Kennet Henningsson, Simon Kågström, Graham Low, Per Rovegård, Piotr Tomaszewski, Christine van Toorn, Jeff Winter, "The Success Factors Powering Industry-Academia Collaboration," IEEE Software, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 67-73, March-April 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.92
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