The 7th International Regions Benchmarking Consortium Conference took place in Stockholm and Uppsala on 12-14 October 2016. The topic was partnerships between universities and cities and regions.
The UniverCITY Partnerships Conference gathered together a dedicated group of representatives from academia, politics, business and the innovation ecosystems of cities and regions from Barcelona, Fukuoka, Helsinki, Munich, Seattle, Stockholm and Uppsala to discuss the challenges and opportunities of partnerships. It had a participatory format and the focus was on exchanging ideas, knowledge and experiences.
We have put together a report that compiles the partnership cases presented during the conference, and aims to give some insight into the methods and strategies that lead to fruitful partnerships, as well as the challenges various partnerships have encountered.
With this report we hope to give some inspiration and food for thought on various ways of collaboration between sectors and academies to find solution to our cities and regions common global challenges.
Please find the report here: UniverCITY-key ingredients for successful partnerships