AIMday™ is a novel way for businesses to access the expertise available at post-secondary institutions.
The meeting concept is that industry submits questions and raises issues to their needs and challenges. These questions are matched with specific academic expertise and form the basis of focused, multidisciplinary meetings. AIMday is a collaborative process that extends from idea to innovation.
Developed by Uppsala University in 2008, the AIMday concept has been embraced by several leading universities in Sweden and other parts of the world. MI-AP is one of the partners of this international program.
What is AIMday™
AIMday is a unique opportunity for academia and organizations to make contacts and exchange knowledge.
By matching organizations’ need for new knowledge with academic expertise, AIMday brings understanding and new perspectives to actual problems.
AIMday is centered on small group discussions where a question raised by an organization is highlighted and dissected by scientists and experts from several different disciplines.
There are only winners among attendees on AIMday events. Surveys prove the uniqueness and effectiveness of the AIMday format as well as the fact that it leaves both representatives from organizations and academia satisfied with their participation.
The unique AIMday format – one question, one hour facilitated meeting, a group of experts – has proven successful in finding useful contacts, collaborations, and new paths to solutions to organizations’ questions.
Bringing academia and organizations together in tailor-made discussions is key to identifying areas of common interest. Many collaborative projects are started this way.
AIMday provides ample opportunities for networking and spontaneous meetings. Many beneficial contacts are made through this event.
Every question is discussed for one hour, no more, no less. Group sizes are small, five to ten people, including industry representatives that asked the question and researches from various disciplines.
8:30 am – 3:30 pm
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