Identifying the impact of research on society from both economic and social perspectives and tools to assess this impact.
Bringing together stakeholders working on scientific research, innovation and industry in Egypt and the Arab world to develop a shared vision on collaboration.
Developing “a common area of dialogue” and strengthening the relationship between universities/research institutions and industry in general and on an individual basis between researchers and professionals in industry/business.
Highlighting and supporting the existing mechanisms to achieve cooperation between the university and industry such as technology transfer and commercialization offices, technology incubators, and entrepreneurial support centers and others.
Sharing different experiences, successes and failures (locally, regionally and globally) in this area.
Discussing the policies, laws and regulations governing industry-academic relationship and potential modifications.
Engaging the media in highlighting the importance of research and innovation in economic and social development and the value of strengthening university-society relationship.