Morges (Switzerland), 6 February 2017 - CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA) announces its participation in Science2Society, a European research project to better understand how universities, research organisations, society and industry collaborate to deliver innovation. The research aims to propose the best models to improve the efficiency of the European innovation system and, ultimately, results in new products and services created to address today’s societal challenges.
CA Technologies is one of the eighteen European academic and industry organisations participating in the Science2Society project, which is funded by the European Union and coordinated by the Belgian KU Leuven university.
Leveraging its existing partnership with the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the CA Technologies Strategic Research team based in Spain will focus investigation on identifying the best formula to establish industry innovation labs within university campuses.
“To foster innovation and increase its social impact, a closer collaboration between academia and industry is essential. Science2Society will identify for all of us in the research community, the most efficient models to innovate together,” says Victor Muntés, VP, Strategic Research, CA Technologies. “At CA, open collaboration is key to enriching our own innovation programs, such as CA Accelerator, by leveraging external ideas, knowledge, and teams to address the digital transformation challenges that organisations face in today’s application economy”.
Specifically, in partnership with the Technology Center of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, CA will focus the research on:
- Education: how can companies contribute to the education/curriculum of university students through mentoring practices
- Research: what are the common obstacles universities and companies find in their joint research projects
- Center of Excellence: what is needed to create a center of excellence with academic and industry participation in Europe
The overall research results will include an easy to access knowledge database for universities, industry and society, most suitable for today’s open and collaborative environments, based on digital technologies. It will also provide a proven set of guidelines and tools, and a sustainable learning programme to enable the best schemes to be easily replicated.