Ed Krause talks about Ford’s open partnership processes and why a US company would choose UK Academic collaborators

Why do industries choose to work with UK Universities?  In our autumn blog series, we’re looking at R&D-centric multinationals with research programs in the UK, and we’re asking them what works in UK research collaborations and what doesn’t.  Ed Krause, Global Manager, External Alliances of Ford Motor Company takes a world view of academic collaborations.  … Continue reading Ed Krause talks about Ford’s open partnership processes and why a US company would choose UK Academic collaborators

Calculating the ROI of a “Good” Research Relationship

I asked a colleague what he wanted out of a collaboration project, and he said “A good relationship.” “What does good mean?” I asked.  “How will we know when we’ve gotten there?” He skewered me with an expression that reminded me that he’s quite a lot senior to me, and he said:  “We’ll know because … Continue reading Calculating the ROI of a “Good” Research Relationship