Seminar on University-Industry Collaboration in knowledge production: Networks and Actors

​The Permanent Science for (With) Society Seminar takes place on December 15, at 2:15 am, with the session “University-Industry Collaboration in knowledge production: Networks and Actors”, led by Professor Paula Urze (FCT-NOVA University of Lisbon). The session takes place via Zoom.

This paper presents the scientific concerns and some results of the CoRe – Competências de I&D para a Criação de Valor em Rede – project. Taking as theoretical reference the concept of open innovation, coined by Chesbrough in 2003, we aim to understand the factors that promote or constraint innovation processes in university-industry collaborations. Open innovation is a relevant research focus in the innovation literature and has as its starting point the idea that today’s challenges are of great complexity and require a broad spectrum of knowledge. Thus, to create and implement socio-technical solutions, multidisciplinary collaboration within different scientific areas and social actors with different experiences and knowledge are necessary.

The paper’s empirical section is based on one case study pointed to a technology-based company belonging to a highway management concessionaire in Portugal.

Paula Urze is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Science and Technology (FCT) of Universidade NOVA de Lisboa. She has a degree in Sociology from ISCTE-IUL and a PhD in Economic and Organizational Sociology from ISEG-UL and an integrated member of CIUHCT – Interuniversity Center for the History of Science and Technology.

[Posted: 09-12-2020]