“Public Engagement” vs. Industry Collaboration
Dr Pete Mosely (Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Bath)
Module: Industry Teams
Pete reflects on connecting his students with industry partners through the Industry Teams Project, including why he doesn’t see industry collaborations as public engagement. To Pete, the term ‘public engagement’ refers very much to transmission rather than collaboration and mutual knowledge transfer. Other key differences include different beneficiaries, consumers, and expected outputs.
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For more on connecting students with industry partners using technology, watch the “Developing Engaged Curricula: Industry Engagement and Technology” workshop here.