Bridgia provides a University Industry Portal unique to each Institution for Students and Staff to have access to:
Profiles of more than 40 of the world’s largest and fastest-growing industries with insights on career, innovation, and research opportunities in each industry. Students and staff can also connect with alumni in their industries of interest.
Support for the development of technical skills and projects by providing access to a single gateway to the academic programmes of the world's leading technology companies - software, platforms, learning resources, and certifications.
Individual and campus-wide assessments of student employability skills. Research projects can also be assessed for pathways to commercialisation. Personalised and institutional skill assessment reports are available, with industry readiness programmes to close gaps.
From student success, industry skills, innovation, employability to academia-industry collaboration, here are some of our insightful pieces.
Africa’s research institutions have not been missing in action at proffering solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, industry partnerships required to support these efforts through opportunities for further validation and commercialisation have not been widely available. This reflects the huge divide in industry-academia relations that have long existed on the continent.
Promoters of private higher education in Africa are emphasising the need to widen access, globalise higher education and equip graduates with 21st-century employability skills. While these are necessary and noble initiatives, these institutions – especially universities – are uniquely positioned to do more through a new approach to academia collaboration for relevant research, innovation, and “glocalisation”.
Jason Brown of Careers and Employability Learning, La Trobe University writes: "Research shows starting university students have a poor understanding of the potential careers their degree may lead to. The government, universities and industry must work together to help students understand how their knowledge, skills and other attributes can be applied in the labour market, and where the opportunities exist."