Understanding of emerging trends which will affect your business.
This 14th and 15th of July, 2015 the Metro Group Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) hosted a collaborative symposium in Dunedin at Otago Polytechnic.
The theme for the symposium was equipping businesses with the tools and relationships to be agile in a rapidly changing world. The programme included dynamic and interactive discussions, speakers from a wide range of industries, and information about funding options for research and development.
At this symposium we provided participants with:
Inspiration and awareness from a wide range of case studies, which will help you think outside the square and identify opportunities and areas for development.
An action-focused strategy that you can immediately apply to your business to help bridge the gap between the now, and the 10 year vision.
Many participants have told us they made new connections during the symposium and have identified opportunities for future collaboration.
Click here for a selection of highlights as reported by participants on Twitter during the symposium.
Click here to see coverage of the symposium by DunedinTV.
Some of our speakers have made their slide presentations available:
Lance Wiggs – Part 1
Lance Wiggs – Part 2
Any questions? Please email us at ITPsymposium@op.ac.nz
The symposium was fully sponsored by the Metro Group and the Australasian Research Management Society so there was no registration cost to attend.
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