The AIMday Concept
The foundation of the AIMday concept is to match questions from industry with relevant research competence. These questions are made the subject for discussions in small, multi-disciplinary groups with one hour per question.
AIMday is simply the idea that a new and broad mix of people can provide different perspectives and surprising new avenues to solving problems – and to create favourable conditions for continued cooperation between industry and academia. The concept is best described as a structured process for matching challenges from business with relevant and broad academic skills.
An AIMday consists of several 1-hour workshops where exchange of knowledge on these challenges and problems is carried out. Transparency is the basis for meetings within the AIMday concept. All contributions are welcome within the specific theme, but should be phrased in a way that makes it clear what exactly the challenge is – and how academics within different fields can contribute with their expertise.
The questions and the names of the organisations that submit them is public information accessible to all. Participation in AIMday is about opening up to new knowledge, perspectives, ideas and contacts for all participating parties. Discussions are open and frank.
Although the core of AIMday workshops is comprised of concrete issues and questions, the goal of the academic researchers is not to deliver a solution. Rather than question-and-answer sessions, the meetings should be the starting point for finding the answer together. AIMday is a venue for learning and mutual exchange of knowledge.