University and Business Links Event

January 9, 2013

Businesses and organisations wanting to develop links with Welsh universities can find out more at an event being held by the Strategic Insight Programme on Wednesday 23rd January.

Led by the University of Glamorgan, SIP is a pan-Wales project, funded by HEFCW, which encourages the sharing of knowledge and innovation between university staff and business.

Assembly Minister for Education and Skills Leighton Andrews will be the keynote speaker at the event in the Cardiff City Stadium where businesses will find out how knowledge exchange partnerships can benefit their organisations.

SIP builds capacity for Welsh Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to establish strategic links with external organisations. The programme facilitates this by providing seed funding for short-term placements aimed at developing new cross-sector relationships, encouraging development of strategically beneficial collaborative projects in a supportive environment.

Delegates at the event will be able to listen to other businesses speak about the benefits of the Programme and have a private session with a university business development manager.

Kate Slowinski who manages the programme said, “When thinking about conducting a research and development project, or finding help and information, very often organisations do not consider the expertise and resources of their local universities.

SIP supports university staff to develop these types of long term strategic links outside Higher Education. SIP placements are mutually beneficial and have the potential to develop future collaborative activities such as research projects, training, consultancy or other Knowledge Transfer Projects (KTPs).

The free session runs from 8.30am until midday. To book a place contact: or visit and click on ‘News & Events’

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