In general, the models of cooperation between the university and industry in the fields of research cooperation, cooperation in the field of technology commercialization, educational cooperation and cooperation to attract human resources can be defined.
Basically, research can be divided into two categories: basic research and applied research. Basic research is research that aims to expand the boundaries of knowledge in current issues in the scientific community of the world without considering its short-term use. In contrast, applied research is research that considers a specific practical use for its results and is often a combination of theoretical and practical aspects.
Industries are constantly facing new trends in technology. These trends will change the nature of businesses in the near or distant future. During these developments, industries can maintain their competitiveness so that they can maintain their technological advantage in accordance with these trends. This requires industry investment in research and development and applied research. Creating research and development infrastructure is costly and requires knowledge. In these cases, the most common approach of large corporations around the world is to outsource research. Large companies use the capacity of the university institution, as well as technical and laboratory infrastructure and talented workforce, for their knowledge needs that arise from the technological trends in the industry and will transform the industry and market needs in the long or medium term. Companies contribute to the intellectual property of research achievements by granting grants and supporting research projects. It is also from the heart of these research projects that specialized manpower is trained to gain knowledge in the field granted by Grant, and companies can support and exploit this manpower in various ways.
Yes. This is possible in the context of university-industry cooperation in the field of technology commercialization. Various tools are available for this collaboration. These tools include:
- Sharif University of Technology’s venture capital investment in the form of a technology plan
- Investing in technical knowledge and start-ups from Sharif University of Technology
- Establish a joint venture to cooperate in industry research and development
- Establish a common reference laboratory and standard test
Sharif University of Technology, with the aim of producing science and technology as an intellectual asset, in addition to spiritual value can bring a lot of material value to the university, put risky investment in technology projects with one of the following conditions on its agenda Give:
- Participate or guarantee the purchase of the private sector
- The participation of the university and the executive team in the intellectual property of the project
- Guaranteed purchase of the product or royalty by the private sector
Sharif University of Technology is ready to form specialized companies in the field of industry with a combination of specialized centers of the university and industry experts. Implement the industry connection project template.
Also, joint knowledge-based companies are formed according to the needs of the industry with the aim of entering the university in a commercial space to solve the problems of the applicant industry. The structure of these companies is in the form of shares, in which the university and industry will have shares with a certain ratio.