What is industry research engagement?
UOW discoveries, innovations and inventions have potential for huge positive impact in the real world, if they can just reach the right audience and end users.
Businesses understand real-world problems and seek to solve them, if they can connect to the right scientific and technical experts.
Closing the research-industry gap can be a win for both sides that also benefits society in general.
Industry engagement includes a broad range of university-business interactions, and can lead to productive collaborations. It involves exchange of knowledge and ideas, to enhance capabilities and technologies. Industry engagement is a valuable (although optional) part of a researcher’s role at UOW.
Sometimes industry drives research: a business may have a question or problem that UOW experts can resolve through commercial research. Sometimes research drives industry: discoveries, inventions and innovations can be commercialised as new products or services. In the process, intellectual property (IP) may be created.