Interaction between industry and academia is becoming ever more important. Despite performing well in highly cited research work, evidence suggests Australia needs to improve its poor position regarding collaboration between industry and universities. Clearly the excellent work being done by researchers is not being translated into practice sufficiently.
Engagement is a key part of demonstrating the value added of universities and in ensuring Australia’s productivity is maintained, if not increased. Curtin Business School proactively seeks to open the channels of communication and facilitate more collaboration with industry.