Author Archives: Simon Whittemore

Witty Review: UK Competitiveness and the Local Dynamics of Innovation

  Fourth post on Witty Review and Partnerships for Progress 4. UK Competitiveness and the “Local Dynamics of Innovation” The national Enhancing Value Task Force work through CIHE and UK-IRC delivered a report in 2011 on the UK’s R&D Landscape  (Alan Hughes and Andrea Mina). This made sobering reading. While the UK has the lowest … Read more

Witty Review: the Diversity of Universities Benefits Growth

Third post on Witty Review and Partnerships for Progress 3.  The Diversity of Universities Benefits Growth The Witty Report states that ‘The full diversity of institutions have a role to play from local SME support and supply chain creation to primary technology leadership and breakthrough invention’. Among the ‘Heat Maps’ in Part 2 of the … Read more

Witty Review: Enhancing the Third Mission

Second Post on Witty Review and Partnerships for Progress 2. Enhancing the Third Mission Sir Andrew Witty, like Professor Sir Tim Wilson, sees universities as ‘anchor institutions’ in their local economies. But in order for them to fulfil their potential in enhancing economic growth, they need an enhanced Third Mission. Witty is careful to emphasise … Read more

Reflections on the Witty Review: university leadership in Partnerships for Progress

This is the first of a series of four posts on the recent Witty Review Report on Universities and Growth. 1. Witty: Universities Facilitating Economic Growth Sir Andrew Witty’s Review of Universities and Growth, Encouraging a British Invention Revolution (October 2013) is, all things considered, also encouraging for those involved in external engagement at universities.   … Read more