Managing Knowledge in Public - Private Partnerships for R&D Centres

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The organizations from private sector are living into an era of innovation, innovation that can be enhanced through research inside academic sector. The European and national initiative is to foster collaboration between them and develop a climate of challenging both sectors pursuing innovation.

The paper is proposing a model of collaboration between a private organization from automotive industry and four layers of higher education. The academic side: bachelor, master and PhD students together with a PhD Adviser, is involved into a vivid bidirectional feedback with the private organization, creating a Research Group. The methodologies used during research consist of bibliographic research, observational research inside organization and interview technique. The research proves that existing models tend to fall off when faced with frequent changes but the proposed one can enrich academic and private results.

The main purpose of the model is to develop an efficient collaboration for R&D PPPs into creation of a Software platform that integrates the continuous improvement techniques inside projects, organizations and onto human resources.

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