Tag Archives: Engagement

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

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

Slow science and measuring the social value of universities

GLOBAL UNIVERSITY NETWORK FOR INNOVATION (GUNI) Conference on University Engagement 2013 Blog series, Fifth post Workshop on Funding Enablers for Community Engagement  Following this encouraging plenary discussion (see fourth post), delegates then split up into breakout groups, each considering the political  and structural enablers for engagement through one of the four following ‘lenses’: policy; funding; infrastructures; networks/people. I … Read more

Universities and society – systems thinking for social innovation

Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI) Conference on University Engagement 2013  Blog series – Fourth post    Frameworks and Structures to Enable Engagement   The third day of the GUNI Conference commenced with a stimulating panel discussion on political structures and frameworks that enable engagement. Paul Manners, Director of the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement, chaired a … Read more