Mission Statement:

Promote collaboration between the industry and academia by facilitating research, generation and exchange of knowledge that provides measurable benefits to both universities and industry

Details:

This platform within the Society of Plastics Engineers is being formed to initiate and facilitate the transfer of fundamental knowledge to industry and industrial practices to academia

Key benefits:

  • Teaching and research programs will be better tuned to the industry needs and industry will be exposed to the latest research in academia
  • Students will get practical industrial experience; This will give them more visibility to career opportunities while allowing industry to look at students as potential employees
  • Long-term company-university relationships will be strengthened allowing academic research to focus on areas most desired by companies
  • Promotion of existing training material for academia to incorporate in existing curricula as well as industrial employees newly entering the field of plastics.

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