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Title: Universities and enterprises : Toward a Closer and Effective Cooperation
Authors: Abche, Antoine 
Alameddine, Abdulmonhem 
Affiliations: Department of Electrical Engineering 
Department of Computer Engineering 
Issue Date: 2007
Part of: Journal of IDEAS world federation of engineering organizations
Volume: 14
Start page: 66
End page: 73
Bringing Universities closer to the business world provides a support to the small and medium size companies (also large size). This is achieved through: 1) Creation of an Interface between universities/world business that acts as a platform of information exchange, 2) Initiate and provide support for students projects that are common interest to both, university and industry, 3) Encourage and sponsor medium-term and long-term joint research projects in common areas of interest, 4) Share equipment and facilities between the partners, 5) Support and participation in Continuing education programs in a world in which the technologies are very rapidly changing. Consequently, the learning has become a continuing process or a lifelong process, 6) Organize conjointly periodic seminars and workshops, 7) Cooperation between the universities and world business throughconsulting, 8) Establishing industrial/scientific parks ("Technopole"), which can be abase for incubating enterprise startups and nurturing entrepreneurs.
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Department of Electrical Engineering

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