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Mr. Sidath Alwis

University of Turku
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I am a Ph.D candidate in Economic Geography at Turku School of Economics, University of Turku. I have work experiences for more than 10 years as a lecturer/ in both academia and industry, in the fields such as teaching and training, university third mission activities, strategic planning for HEIs, cluster policy development for SMEs and management of regional development projects. During 2011-12, I initiated a student startup program at the Institute for Agro-technology of University of Colombo, Sri Lanka in collaboration with an international adviser of Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA). That was an special institute established to unveil higher education for rural or peri-urban sectors and this startup program basically intended for those regions. I have also served in project formulation teams and project implementation committees of this institute for several academic projects implemented under the donor funds of World bank and Asian Development Bank during 2011-2013. I have worked with different international organisations during my tenure with industry sector and was the project focal point for the first phase of joint development project implemented by WTO, UNIDO and The Spice Council of Sri Lanka to Establish a National Cinnamon Training Academy for Sri Lanka. Under my PhD research project I am investigating organizational adaptations related to university-business linkages under different regional dynamics and related policy contexts.

Areas of interests in TH research

university-industry partnerships, Knowledge and technology transfer, entrepreneurial universities, innovation and development policy

Areas of competence and expertise in TH research

university-industry partnerships, innovation and development policy

Main works and publications

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