Connect with industry - Give a TechTalk!
For researchers in Leiden, there is a long tradition of partnering with local Leiden or Dutch companies. These are celebrated across a broad spectrum of relationships, from informal connections, shared studentships and bilateral R&D collaborations to extensive consortia arrangements with complex public/private funding.
Luris would like to continue to provide support to expand these relationships and is looking forward to exploring how such connections can be created or strengthened. One such initiative is the TechTalk programme.
Together with the Leiden Bio Science Park Foundation, Centre of Expertise Genomics in Leiden Generade, 'Centrum Bioscience en Diagnostiek' (CBD) of the University of Applied Sciences Leiden and LUMC 'Boerhaave Nascholing' we hosted a number of TechTalks - aimed at bringing the research community together, whether based in business or in academia.
The separate event themes - 'Biomaterials', 'Blood' and 'Genomics' - 'Bug off', 'Supersized data' brought together people from more than 30 companies with researchers from across Leiden University and Leiden University Medical Center. Interesting new alliances have been the result, showing once again that meeting in person is a stimulating way to trigger new ideas.
In 2016 we will have more of such meetings. We hereby invite researchers to propose themes of interest. We kicked-off in January with the TechTalk Genomics, recently organised 'Supersized Data' and we are looking at events covering 'Open Innovation'. We have a special interest in connecting researchers across different disciplines, so our colleagues from the Faculty of Humanities with expertise in different cultures will offer a TechTalk for the local community about doing business with entirely different geographical and cultural regimes.
We therefore invite researchers to contact us with an interest either in any of the proposed topics or with ideas for additional topics or themes around which we can arrange TechTalks in 2016. Contact Laura Macdonald or Thomas Dijkmans.