Bridging the gap between university and industry: Three mechanisms for innovation efficiency
Journal article, 2014

A key challenge for competence networking is the difficulty of contextual understanding between people from different organizations. Despite close collaboration, full insight into a company is difficult, although desirable, for university partners to achieve and vice versa. The case study described in this paper is of a company with long experience of university-industry collaboration. The paper reports on a designerly approach to overcome barriers of university-industry collaboration. The approach is combined with strategic, tactic and operational dimensions. It builds on three corresponding mechanisms: a tool to facilitate strategic understanding, workshops to facilitate tactical co-creation, and prototyping to facilitate operational ideation. © World Scientific Publishing Company.

university-industry collaboration

competence network

Network innovation


Johanna Wallin

Chalmers, Product and Production Development

Ola Isaksson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Andreas Larsson

Lund University

B.O. Elfström

GKN Aerospace

International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management

0219-8770 (ISSN) 1793-6950 (eISSN)

Vol. 11 1

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics



More information

Latest update

3/2/2018 9