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Poster of URI (Reviewed)

One DayWorkshop onUniversity, Research Institute and Industry (URI) Collaboration Practices

Workshop Organizing Committee

Organizing Secretary

Dr. Ei Ei Htwe
ASEAN-U.S S&T Fellow
Department of Research and Innovation
No.6, Kabaraye Pagoda Road, Yankin
Township, Yangon
95-9-2044863 (Mobile)
95-1-668033 (Fax)
email: eieihtwe.mdy2012@gmail.com

Organizing Members

U Win Khaing Moe, Director General of DRI
Dr. Zaw Min Naing, Deputy Director General of DRI
Dr. Phyu Phyu Win, Deputy Director General of DRI
Dr. Mi Sandar Mon, Head of Mechanical Engineering
Department, YTU

If you’ve any further comments or concern with draftguideline for URI collaboration, please kindly send
E-mail to mstrdheadoffice@gmail.com and copy to
organizing secretary: eieihtwe.mdy2012@gmail.com




Working with universities and colleges provides businesses of all sizes and at all stages of development with access to expertise, skills and facilities to help drive innovation and significantly enhance their competitive edge. Here are some reasons to consider collaboration:
•Provides a flexible extension to your R&D resources
•Enables you to access specialist equipment andfacilities that are not otherwise readily available
•Reduces costs through short term use of skills,knowledge and expertise
•Offsets risk by sharing the development journey
•Helps to leverage further research funding
•Reduces the time it takes to get a product to market
•Provides opportunities to develop and extend networkswith academics and like-minded businesses
•Brings new perspectives and broadens your businesshorizons
•Helps to generate a skilled workforce and improve thequality of in-house R&D
•Raises the profile of your business.ments or concern with draftguideline for URI collaboration, please kindly send

E-mail to mstrdheadoffice@gmail.com and copy to
organizing secretary: eieihtwe.mdy2012@gmail.com



Innovation is at the heart of successful businesses. No matter what the size or scope of your company, innovation plays a vital role in making your business more productive,more efficient and more competitive. There are a number of different ways your business can engage with universities and research department,
•Contract research and consultancy
•Collaborative Research and Development
•Specialist expertise and access to high level skills
•People and information exchange
•Access to specialist equipment and facilities
•Access to academic IP for commercialization anddevelopment


(1) Basic research
(2) Increased awareness
(3) Graduate education
(4) Business opportunities
(5) Create and commercialize new products
(6) Increase efficiency in manufacturing through technology
(7) Introduce design for new product development and manufacture
(8) Identify, protect and exploit your intellectual property


The main aim is to set up Guideline for University, Research Institute and Industry (URI) collaboration, revised STI policy and publish directory of research facilities for URI linkages. The first step is to survey the current status of URI to identify the features of existing partnership, limitation and perspective for developing sustainable URI collaboration by submitting questionnaires form. Then, this workshop is intended to discuss how to promote URI collaboration, what are the challenges issue and barriers among URI and which types of collaborative work will be more efficient.


(1) Lack of interest from industrial and academia
(2) Bureaucracy
(3) Remoteness of field studies
(4) Insufficient publicity
(5) Lack of communication
(6) Ineffective legal regulations
(7) No effective URI collaboration center
(8) Previous bad experience


(1) Explore fundamental challenges
(2) Identify solutions for targeted problems
(3) Improved existing technology
(4) Evaluate new and existing products


For University

(1) Improvement of teaching

(2) Access to funding

(3) Reputation enhancement

(4) Access to empirical data from industry

For Industry

(1) Access to complementary technological knowledge

(2) Tapping into pool of skilled workers

(3) Providing training to existing or future employee

(4) Access to university’s facilities and equipment

(5) Access to public funding and incentive (6) Seek to reduce risks by cost R&D

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