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Thematic University-Business Forum in Lithuania

24-25 September 2015 - Vilnius and Kaunas, Lithuania, the Thematic University-Business Forum was organised by the European Commission in partnership with the Lithuanian Confederation of Industrialists, Kaunas University of Technology, the Lithuanian Ministry of Education and Science and the Lithuanian Rectors’ Conference. The forum addressed several critical issues in regards to bridging the gap between education and business.
 
A wide range of national and EU policy actors, businessman, business support institutions representatives, student representatives and researchers attended the forum and spoke on the university-business cooperation. The panels encompassed several areas, from collaboration on real business issues, turning knowledge into economic sustainability to rethinking the university-business cooperation, practical learning in study programmes and regional innovation ecosystems.
 
The Thematic University-Business Forum was attended by SEECEL’s Entrepreneurial Learning Expert, Thomas Farnell and SEECEL’s Programme Officer and Liaison, Stjepan Srhoj. Next Thematic University-Business Forum should be organised in February 2016 in Austria.
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