University–industry cooperation for supporting sector restructure: wood industry case study

Ioras, F., Kaner, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-7946-7433, Bandara, I. and Ratnasingam, J., 2015. University–industry cooperation for supporting sector restructure: wood industry case study. In: L. Gómez Chova, A. López Martínez and I. Candel Torres, eds., EduLearn 15 proceedings: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain, 6th-8th of July, 2015. Valencia: IATED Academy, pp. 1325-1330. ISBN 9788460682431

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The central aim of this article is to demonstrate how a University-Industry European funded project investigated and proposed best practices for restructuring the wood processing sector in 5 EU countries with a view to reduce the consumption of energy in processing wood. The study refers to the cooperation between universities and industries and the presentation of a successful experience in which the joint action of individual institutions led to technological gains for both parties. The data was collected from 600 companies. The results obtained showed not only the efficiency of the joint research but also the success of the cooperation and the identification of the best practices of new approaches raised in recent studies. Thus, by studying the experience of these institutions in technological cooperation, we can see that the productivity and efficiency of the cooperation between the university and the company open up possibilities for contributing to the technological development of the country.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Ioras, F., Kaner, J., Bandara, I. and Ratnasingam, J.
Publisher: IATED Academy
Place of Publication: Valencia
Date: 2015
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 03 Jan 2018 11:57
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 11:57

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