Tag Archives: Access to Resources

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

Improve your engagement with externals

  The government recently set out plans to make the UK the go-to place for university-business collaboration. We were recently asked: what advice could you give universities and colleges looking to improve their engagement with business and the wider community? Check out our answer in the latest issue of JISC Inform: http://www.jisc.ac.uk/inform/inform34/ExternalEngagement.html Read more

Queen’s University and Belfast Metropolitan ‘Engage’ with Local Businesses

Queen’s University and Belfast Metropolitan College have teamed up to produce a new website called EngageNI for SMEs in Northern Ireland. Funded by the JISC BCE Programme as part of a portfolio of Open Innovation and Access to Resources projects, the project aimed to produce an online facility enabling Belfast Met, Queen’s and SMEs to … Read more