The industry partnership team of California Research Alliance (CARA) by BASF wins the 2022 Chancellor’s Outstanding Staff Award (COSA) awarded by UC Berkeley Chancellor Carol T. Christ. Lisette Garcia and Lynne Hollyer are mentioned:
“For their dedication and significant contribution to achieve the central missions of the California Research Alliance (CARA), a unique research center and partnership between academia and industry to bridge the gap between research and innovation. And for their exceptional organizational skills, as coordinating multiple agreements at any given time requires a strong attention to detail, exceptional communication with partners across different universities, while making sure colleagues experience exceptional service, therefore enhancing UC Berkeley’s reputation among the academia and industry community. CARA operated under one of a kind “Hub and Spokes” business model with Berkeley as the “hub” and other California research institutes as the “Spokes”. Lynne and Lissette have developed a protocol that can now be used as a guideline and model for future industry-university collaboration.”
The full list of winners can be accessed here: https://csac.berkeley.edu/2022-cosa-winners.
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