Building an Entrepreneurial UWI

UWI and Industry Alignment

It is a given that the collaboration of academia and industry works both ways because the benefits work both ways.

T he University’s research finds impact beyond its boundaries and through student opportunities. Industry obtains solutions to their issues through state of the art innovation and research and employees who bring an innovative mind set into their organisations. Engagement is unquestionably critical. That goal came a lot closer in 2019 following a series of consultations between the School of Graduate Studies and Research in association with the University Office of Planning and the highest levels of business leaders throughout the region. Sessions in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, Cave Hill, Barbados, and Kingston, Jamaica, solicited new ideas from stakeholders in the areas of Research and Innovation ; Entrepreneurship and Commercialisation ; Teaching and Learning ; and opportunities for University-Industry Collaboration . There was consensus in the excellence of these conversation starters as a lead in to better understanding across sectors. This is especially true with regard to increased research collaboration in industry-relevant projects, where industry can influence the research agenda. Here are just some examples of how better engagement means better outcomes for everyone.

Senior executive leadership of The UWI meet with government and private sector officials at stakeholder consultation meetings.

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