Observations to European Private Sector UniversityRelationships
- Cautious about analytical process--experimentation is a key developmenttool. (Abundance of laboratory tools and test stands are major differences atEuropean universities.)
- Validation of product (i.e., automotive, consumer, foods, etc.) atuniversities -- institutes are a common practice. Reduces corporate liabilityand public mistrust in the manufacturer.
- Large-scale integration by faculty and private sector staff in each other'sstrategic organizations.
Published July 13, 2000; WTEC Workshop on Environmentally Benign Manufacturing (EBM) Technologies