Over the years, industry-academia collaboration has enhanced knowledge & innovation and played an integral part in the economic growth of developed countries. The linkage of academia and industry has a strategic role in developing critical skills required by industry, generation, acquisition, and adoption of knowledge, and in promoting entrepreneurship (start-ups and spin-offs). Similarly, the expansion of market-driven research and innovation at the university level can be utilized at the industrial level to foster commercialization. The interaction between academia and industry is the key to economic growth in developing countries as well. GCCI aims to eliminate the gap and mismatch between the skills and knowledge required in industry and the graduates produced by universities for mutually beneficial outcomes.