Book launch and panel debate: Business Meets the Humanities
The Human Perspective in University-Industry Collaboration
Edited By Martina Mahnke, Mikka Nielsen, Matilde Petersen, Lise Tjørring
How can humanistic knowledge contribute to innovate, leverage and support businesses? What are the challenges and how can universities facilitate and support such collaborations?
Within the last decades, universities are increasingly expected and measured by their direct engagement in collaborations beyond academia. Exploring the potential that lies in university-business collaborations, the present anthology attends to the dilemmas, dualities, and challenges that follow such collaborations, especially in the academic traditions of the social sciences and humanities.
Each contribution investigates how the human perspective – a perspective that highlights how complex knowledge and a deep understanding of human everyday life – enriches companies’ processes, products, services, and ideas. Some chapters focus on collaborations between researchers and business practitioners, others focus on teaching examples involving students in the collaborative work with businesses and organizations, and again others contribute with more theoretical considerations.
By gathering hands-on experiences, the book provides readers with inspirations, reflections on, and insights into university-business collaborations. This book, therefore, is intended for researchers within the humanities and social sciences, who want to get a deeper understanding of the practice of such collaborations.
15:00 - 15:10 Welcome
15:10 - 15:25 Short introduction to the book by the editors and the authors
15:25 - 15:30 Toast
15:30 - 16:30 Panel discussion “How can humanistic knowledge contribute to innovate, leverage and support businesses? What are the challenges and how can universities facilitate and support such collaborations?”
Dorthe Gert Simonsen, Vice dean, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen
Lise Tjørring, Postdoc, HumanImpact, University of Copenhagen
Marco Bo Hansen, Senior Medical Director, Sani Nudge
Mark Vacher, Associate Professor, SAXO Institute, University of Copenhagen
Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke, Associate Professor, Roskilde University
16:30 - 17:00 Get-together