On December 15 was conducted online workshop "University - Industry Cooperation: Georgian Case Studies" within Erasmus+ project VitaGLOBAL, organized by Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University and supported by Georgian Technical University.
The representatives of TeSaU, GTU and VitaGLOBAL project consortium member universities as well as the colleagues from other Georgian Universities and business sector have been participated in the event.
Then was conducted the panel session related to the case studies of university-industry cooperation in Georgia and the panelists were the representatives of Georgian universities and bussiness sector: Prof. Ketevan Kintsurashvili, Dean of Agrarian Faculty (ATSU); Prof. Daria Kholodilina, Direction of Wine Tourism (CU); Ms. Maia Maghalashvili, Quality Manager and Ms. Ketevan Kochiashvili, Winemaker Assistant and GTU postgraduate student (Company “Château Mukhrani”); Mr. Vladimer Tsimakuridze, Head of Marketing Division (Winery “Khareba”) and Mr. Zurab Tsignadze, First Category Senior Specialist, Regional Projects Coordination Service of the State Representative Administration in Kakheti Region.
The panelists talked about the specific cases of University-Industry cooperation as main drivers for local and regional development and discussed actual issues related to the promotion of university-industry collaboration in the wine sector and the modes of such collaboration; university support university-industry collaboration in agriculture and viticulture; industry involvement in teaching and learning and research processes. They shared their experience in that regard and discussed the possibilities how such cooperation and related activities would better support the opening of the Georgian wine industry as well.