Posted on Thursday 12 April 2012 by Ulster Business

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Engaging with Business Collaborative Networks

- Learning from Contemporary Practice in Northern Ireland and Denmark

Wednesday 25th April from 1.00 - 6.00pm
Loughview Suite, University of Ulster, Jordanstown campus

Regionally, in Northern Ireland, stimulating and embedding business collaboration aroundareas of market opportunity is a key area of economic policy and a number of models havebeen introduced to facilitate this process including; Collaborative Business Networks, andCompetency Centres.

These collaborative models offer significant opportunities forNorthern Ireland businesses and also a new way for higher and further education to engagewith business. They also pose significant challenges for all as they seek to develop the skills and abilities to collaborate and deliver superior innovation performance and ultimatelyenhanced competitiveness. The event will explore these issues drawing on contemporarypractice in Northern Ireland and Denmark.

Guest Speakers will include: Professor Torben Damgaard, Head of Department of Entrepreneurship, University of Southern Denmark; Mads Brunn, Business Network Researcher, University of Southern Denmark; Linda Jamison, Collaborative Network Executive, InvestNI; Hilary Kinney, Network Facilitator Glantek Alliance; Dermot Walsh, Network Facilitator, Whisple

Registration:The event is free and registration is essential as places arelimited, to secure your place register with Kerry Bradley: t: 028 90368992.


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