In the Master School and the Doctoral Training Network integration of the industry and cities is critical to secure relevance and to achieve Knowledge Triangle Integration. We have a number of ways to realize this integration but need to secure a lasting and perceived value and commitment by involved parties.
In other areas outside EIT Urban Mobility we see examples where such initiative over time do not live up to set ambitions. The reason seems to be either an unbalanced distribution of generated value or that the partnership and involvement becomes too resources intensive to handle. However, when such partnerships do work, the experience seems to be that the created value goes beyond the initial ambitions and that additional ways to cooperate are developed.
Do you agree with the statements above? How significant is this issue or risk? What may the reasons be causing this issue?
We should here focus on trying to understand the nature of the problem, so please try to avoid to discuss concrete solutions, even if it is difficult. Potential solutions will be discussed in the next step of the process.