Working with our researchers
Our goal is simple – it should be easy for you and your company or organisation to collaborate with our researchers. To this end, we offer support in each step of the process, from inspiration and matchmaking to knowledge sharing and full-scale, funded collaborations. What do you need?
One contact, many opportunities
It is not always easy finding your way around a large university so you can take advantage of all the opportunities. Our collaboration managers at the Innovation Partnership Office can help you find the right contacts, the right expertise and the best forms of collaboration. They can also help arrange funding and coordinate to ensure the collaboration has an easy start, runs smoothly and produces results. Our legal counsel and specialists within intellectual property rights can also help in formulating well planned collaboration agreements that regulate the rights for all the parties.
We also offer different types of meetings and events where you can meet our researchers to establish contacts and share knowledge and ideas. Read more about our meeting places.
The 5i process provides structure for collaborations
We use 5i as a model for collaborations between the University and external parties. We developed this method in collaboration with the universities in Linköping and Örebro. The name 5i refers to the five I’s: inspire, identify, initiate, implement and intensify. We use these five words to define the model and create structure and focus for our efforts in effectively supporting establishment of new collaborations.
Contact the Innovation Partnership Office
The mission of the Innovation Partnership Office is to support collaboration and innovation projects between the University’s researchers and external organisations. You are welcome to contact us if you are looking for a contact to begin a collaboration or if you have general questions about research collaboration. Use the contact form below or contact one of our collaboration managers directly.