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Connected research: industry engagement

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UTS is committed to research, innovation, and sharing knowledge of public value. Our researchers are leaders in creating solutions for the increasingly complex challenges facing our society—driving sustainable economic, social, and cultural prosperity.

One of the ways we do that is through industry engagement: working in collaborative partnership with business, government, philanthropic, and community organisations.  

Industry-engaged research focuses on real-world problems.  Industry engagement can be a source of research funding, a way to sense-check your research questions, and an important element of your professional success as a researcher.

In this session, you'll learn:

  • what industry engagement means in the modern university
  • the value of engaging with industry (for society, the university, and your own career)
  • practical guidance on how to get started 
  • resources for your next steps

This session is led by:
Distinguished Professor Jim Macnamara (FASS; Deputy Dean of UTS Faculty of Science, 2019-2023). Jim has led global evaluation research for the World Health Organization during the COVID-19 pandemic. His evaluation frameworks have been adopted by the NSW government,  as well as departments within the government of the United Kingdom and the European Commission. He's been a founder, CEO, and author of nearly 100 academic journal articles and book chapters. 

This is one of a series on Connected research fundamentals, empowering HDRs to engage externally and deliver a variety of forms of research impact. Others include:

  • Research impact
  • Understanding your problem space
  • Knowledge exchange

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