[AISWorld] Call for Papers - International Workshop on Industry-Academia Projects and Partnerships | to be held in ProjMAN 2015 - Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 7-9 October 2015

Maria Manuela Cruz Cunha mcunha at ipca.pt
Thu Mar 5 19:34:13 EST 2015

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To be held in ProjMAN 2015 - International Conference on Project Management

Vilamoura, Algarve, Portugal, 7-9 October 2015
AIS Affiliated Conference



Collaborations are voluntary, joint actions of different parties to achieve a common goal. This is a straightforward concept in principle, but often more complex in the real world, especially on a global arena. This session aims at increasing awareness about drivers for collaboration between industry and academia. Are they the same for industry and academia? How can we handle conflicts of interest and meet the overall strategies of the companies and universities? This session will discuss both the strategic and tactical drivers for engaging in collaboration activities, as well as some of the distinguishing features of the various types of collaborations used. The session will also look at research collaboration models and support structures from both an academic and an industrial perspective. We will look at drivers for collaboration through the different phases of collaboration; from initial contacts up to a more strategic level.


 - Strategies for collaboration between industrial and academic partners
 - Collaboration; Pooling resources or dilution of R&D
 - Project management on European level
 - Consortium building
 - Communicating of industrial needs; lobbying for better calls
 - Drivers for collaboration between industry and academia
 - Support structures for industry and academia collaboration
 - Public-private partnerships (PPP) and Joint Technology Initiatives; can we meet the expectations?
 - Improving academia industry cooperation
 - Strategic partnerships – a success factor?
 - New ways of working; skills needed for handling academia industry cooperation
 - Tasks and challenges for a support office
 - How does this lead to innovation
 - Globalisation
 - Competitiveness


We welcome full research papers, short papers, posters and practitioner papers on the workshop theme.
Submitted manuscripts must be written in English. Each manuscript should not exceed the maximum number of pages predefined for each submission type, considering the format available for download at the conference webpage.
Manuscript should be submitted electronically at the ProjMAN webpage until April 3, 2015.
Submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis, and authors will be notified of the review process results by May 17, 2015.
Authors of accepted papers can receive recommendations to revise their manuscript according to the reviewers’ comments and should submit the revised version until June 12, 2015.


Deadline for paper submission: April 3, 2015
Notification of acceptance/rejection: May 17, 2015
Revised version: June 12, 2015
Conference Date: October 7-9, 2015


Gunnar Widforss (gunnar.widforss at mdh.se), Mälardalen University, Sweden
Malin Rosqvist (malin.rosqvist at mdh.se), Mälardalen University, Sweden
Caroline Blomberg (caroline.blomberg at mdh.se), Mälardalen University, Sweden


Marta Agostinho, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
Christian Reinisch, TTTech, Austria
Jurgen Vinju , Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica , Eindhoven, The Netherlands RM&A for Public-Private and Public-Public Partnerships & Global Collaboration, The Netherlands
Lotte Jaspers, Yellow Research, The Netherlands
Ronit Shamay, RS TechMarketing, Israel
Armelle Domas, CEA, France
Peter Wallin, VCE, Sweden
Peter Selegård, MDH, Sweden
Biotza Gutiérrez, Gestión de proyectos en ASCAMM Foundation, Spain
Maria Moncada Saracibar, Innovation Manager Fundación General de la Universidad de Valladolid, Spain

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