Tag Archives: Collaboration

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: 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

Entrepreneurial Universities and Industry Interaction around the world

A previous post introduced a pan-european study on university-business cooperation presented recently at the University-Industry Interaction Conference in Amsterdam. In this post I continue with selected summaries of other studies from the conference, representing a variety of different perspectives and practice from around the world. Australia, Germany and the Netherlands – Germany’s Science to Business … Read more

Studies in university-business cooperation around the world

The International University-Industry Interaction Conference was held recently at the Dutch Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, with the theme “Challenges and solutions for fostering entrepreneurial universities and collaborative innovation”. The conference brought together more than 300 participants from 48 countries. The international flavour was evident in the wide range of presentations offered in the programme, … Read more