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Two in a Row: Trinity received InBusiness recognition award for the second year in a row.

The accolade recognises Trinity as the best university in Ireland for academia-industry collaboration.
Trinity College Dublin’s outstanding record for academia and industry collaboration was recognised by InBusiness Magazine for the second time in a row in December 2019 at their annual awards event in the Westin Hotel in Dublin.
The award was presented to Dr Chris Keely, Senior Business Development Manager from Trinity’s Office of Corporate Partnership and Knowledge Exchange (OCPKE) for delivering excellent research and translating this research to industry though targeted relationships. The OCPKE, based in Trinity Research and Innovation, proactively reaches out to the national and international local business community in order to develop partnerships which enable industry stakeholders to benefit from Trinity’s high-quality teaching, research and infrastructure.

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Dr Chis Keely, Senior Business Development Manager, accepting the 2019 InBusiness Magazine award for best Academia & Industry Collaboration on behalf of Chambers Ireland.

In accepting the award, Dr Keely said: “It is great the Trinity team has been recognised for a second time. Academia and industry is about building trust, working efficiently and delivering impact.”

Dr Keely described how Trinity’s culture for academic freedom, diversity of scholarship and maintaining the highest levels of academic standards is key to ensure these partnerships work. Dr Keely’s team at Trinity have a strong industrial network, which makes forming relationships with companies that bit easier.
“All the team in my office come from an industry background,” he says. “We have a lot of relationships built on previous engagements. We’d also work with, for example, Enterprise Ireland and IDA in identifying and meeting companies as well.”

Juan Valverde March 2020