Actualising Industry-Academia Partnership in Africa
Sponsored by Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) & African Engineering Deans Council (AEDC)
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Name of Company
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Type of Company (Organisation)
Location of Organisation (Plant or Institution))
Size of Organisation (Personnel, Faculty, etc)
Reasons for Low Partnership with Academia
What is your opinion on lack of relevance of University research?
Strongly Agree
Agree
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Strongly Disagree
Results produced through research are not relevant for practice
Researchers do not understand the relevant problems from an industry point of view
Results produced by research are not measurable and exploitable
University education not focused on industrial relevance
Research topic selection not driven by relevance
What is your opinion on research methods of University for Industry?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Not properly addressing the validity of the research when industry is involved
Running a flexible research project/method is challenging
Research in its nature is risky
Difficult to evaluate whether research addresses future needs in practice making it challenging to decide on solutions
Integrating new and improved solutions in the already existing context
What is your opinion on lack of training, experience, and skills of University Graduates?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Deficiencies in engineering education
Lack of training, experience, and skills (general)
Deficiencies in skills of practitioners to work with the research solution
Deficiencies of knowledge by the researcher of the company context and technologies used in practice
Deficiencies in research skills from practitioners
What is your opinion on lack or drop of interest/commitment?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Lack of commitment to provide access and time
Lack of commitment to assess research results and forums (such as conferences)
Lack of commitment to invest money
Lack of commitment due to human factors (inertia, admit the need for external collaboration, ’not invented here’ syndrome)
Lack of commitment due to competitive business
What is your opinion on mismatch between industry and academia?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Different interests and objectives
Different perception of what solutions and outcomes are useful
Different terminology (vocabulary) and ways of communicating
Different reward systems
Different communication channels and directions of information flow
Different cultures
Different expectations on quality of evidence in research
Different focus on scale of solutions
Different types of knowledge available (industry vs. academia)
Willingness for technology transfer from academia larger than acceptance of transfer from industry
Different perception of challenges
Different requirements on novelty
What is your opinion on human and organizational factors?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Resistance to change and inflexibility
Lack of organizational stability and continuity
Difficulties in training practitioners due to high training cost and lack availability of time due to market pressure
Competition between industrial and external researchers
Different communication channels and directions of information flow
Hard to find champions
What is your opinion on management-related issues?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Difficulty to achieve clear and realistic ambitions and goals in projects
Lack of willingness to put high investment in time/effort
Difficult to find the right project infrastructure (management, collaboration environments)
Difficulty in competence management to integrate external competences
Time-critical windows of opportunity for product research
Lack of openness to disclose weaknesses
Loss of champions in projects
Unwillingness to disclose weaknesses/improvements
What is your opinion on resource-related issues?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Lack of resources due to high investment in terms of resources (people’s time and effort) both from industry and academia side
Financial investment risky from academic side
Licensing restrictions on tools
Lack of resources to provide technical support for research solutions
What is your opinion on contractual, and privacy concerns?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strongly Disagree
Intellectual property rights and privacy limit access to data
Difficulty in managing and handling intellectual property rights (skills, definition of requirements, handling of transfer of rights)
Missing trust and respect
Incorporating new methods and solutions in research contacts
Additional Reasons for Low Partnership with Academia
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Human Capital Development
Human Capital Development: In scale of 1-5 what will the following actions do to develop a strong educational system that will produce technical skills required by the manufacturing sector?
Strongly Agree
Agree
Disagree
Strognly Disagree
Entrepreneurship education starting from the Secondary Schools to tertiary level for skill acquisition among the youths.
Upgrading and maintaining the existing institutions.
Establishment of specialised science based educational institutions to make them more relevant to the needs of the manufacturing industry.
Government should encourage Multilateral Development Financial Institutions to have equity investment in Bank of Industry).
Effective funding of research institutions (both tertiary and specialised) by govemment.
Structured Industry-Oriented Practical in Curriculum
Outcome-based engineering education with emphasis on Industry & Innovetion
University Faculty/Professors spending at leat one year in industry in every six years of teaching
Mandatory inclusion of lecturers from industry in all engineering and technology programmes
Additional Problems in Human Capital Development
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