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Issue No. 02 - March-April (2012 vol. 29)
ISSN: 0740-7459
pp: 67-73
Per Rovegård , Factor10
Tony Gorschek , Blekinge Institute of Technology
Kennet Henningsson , Blekinge Institute of Technology
Jeff Winter , Blekinge Institute of Technology
Claes Wohlin , Blekinge Institute of Technology
Yvonne Dittrich , IT University of Copenhagen
Piotr Tomaszewski , ST-Ericsson
Laura Phillips , Macquarie Group
Aybuke Aurum , University of New South Wales
Lefteris Angelis , Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Graham Low , University of New South Wales
Christine van Toorn , University of New South Wales
Hakan Grahn , Blekinge Institute of Technology
Simon Kågström , Net Insight AB
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
technology transfer; success factors; industry; collaboration
Per Rovegård, Tony Gorschek, Kennet Henningsson, Jeff Winter, Claes Wohlin, Yvonne Dittrich, Piotr Tomaszewski, Laura Phillips, Aybuke Aurum, Lefteris Angelis, Graham Low, Christine van Toorn, Hakan Grahn, Simon Kågström, "The Success Factors Powering Industry-Academia Collaboration", IEEE Software, vol. 29, no. , pp. 67-73, March-April 2012, doi:10.1109/MS.2011.92
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