Regardless of the level of the education of the participants, there is always a great deal of value in the collaboration between academia and the industry. The multiple win-win scenarios makes it difficult to think of a reason NOT to do it.
In many cases, the question arises about the Return on Investment on Education program partnerships. In the Digital World, content is king and content creation with educational institutions is quite fast. Open Source code, online courses, application notes and demos to push the limits of hardware and software is part of the nature of driving industry towards education partnerships. The challenges associated with the partnership in student challenges, Hackathons or Maker Faire management are multiple and require focus and expertise to ensure smooth engagement for both the sponsors and the students.
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