The potential value of research-practice partnerships varies by stakeholder group. Understanding these groups’ concerns is key to persuading them to invest in a partnership approach to research and development. The talking points below are statements grounded in research on the dynamics and outcomes successful partnerships, though they are certainly not true of all partnerships. You can use them as guides to craft a “pitch” to a local policymaker, a state policymaker, or a prospective partner that includes additional information about the specifics of the investment you want someone to make in a partnership.
The Potential of Partnerships: Talking Points for Different Audiences