Bridging the Gap: Innovations Across Academia and Industry in Information Technology

A workshop that will be held on 22nd of March 2017 at Birzeit University. "Bridging the gap" aims to set a strategic plan to bridge the current wide-gap between academia and industry, through focusing on overlaps, common interests, mutual benefits and finding pragmatic and realistically achievable mechanisms to establish sustainable academia-industry collaborations.

The necessity and the value of having sustainable academic-industry collaborations is well established, and thus very well supported in developed countries. They have proven to be essential for both the development of economy and the continual development of R&D for industry to remain competitive. Thus engaging stakeholders and bringing awareness, e.g. this workshop/conference, and creating enabling environment and mechanisms are key for such to succeed.