Doing Science with Industry – Why & how?

Speaker: Henrik Florén from RISE, one of CAMART2 project partners. Speaking at the scientific workshop of ISSP UL Doctoral School “Functional Materials and Nanotechnologies”.


Introduction – The day in a context

  • History of ISSP UL & ISSP’s UL vision. Where do we want to go, and what will it take? (Anatoljis + Henrik)

On applied research, and collaborative research as a specific approach – What is it and how does it relate to basic research?

Andris Āzens: Scientists working with industry: Why and how – A subjective view from Latvia

Moving from basic research to applied/collaborative research – Why? (15 min)

  • What is the value for the students and firms? WIIFY?

Guntis Mārciņš, GroGlass: Thoughts about and experiences from collaborating with the institute from an industry perspective

How to make collaboration with industry work?

  • 2&2: Brain-storming activity on possible challenges (in groups of two):
    • “What are the possible challenges when doing collaborative research with industrial partners?”
  • Key-challenges in collaborative research and how to deal with them

Some advice on:

  • How to do it
  • Your academic supervisor
  • The ”ideal” project and industrial partner


Summary – Key Conclusions and the way forward