London Fusion celebrates success

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REF: So far, so good

Assessment may never capture all the economic benefits of research. But the Research Excellence Framework's impact analysis has proved its worth, says Graeme Reid.

Northumbria University and Unilever Partnership

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has announced a formal partnership with Unilever, one of the world’s largest fast-moving consumer goods companies. The move follows a decade of collaboration between Unilever and Northumbria School of Design and corresponds with the launch of the University’s design-led open innovation centre INNOVATE.

Q&A: Innovation and Research Commercialisation in the UK

NCUB interviews confirmed speakers at the forthcoming Westminster Briefing on Innovation and Research Commercialisation in the UK.

A day in the life of...

Talent 2030 speak with Abigail Hutty, an engineer for Airbus Group who shares what she may get up to on a typical day in her career.

Strategies for Sustaining Growth of Income from Knowledge Exchange across Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in the UK

Public incentives for knowledge exchange (KE) seek to develop academic engagement, remove obstacles to collaboration, and embed a culture of enterprise across the HE sector. KE activities are also a source of income for HEIs and reached £3.57bn in 2012-13. This report offers new evidence on the patterns of and reasons for sustained growth of KE income.

Growing Experience: A Review of Undergraduate Placements in Computer Science

We surveyed 40 universities across the UK about the quality and quantity of current computing placement activity, and explored in depth their views, working practices and their perception of the barriers to student uptake for the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS). To complement these findings, we sought insight from 3 major tech employers.

Building relationships with business for organic growth of placements

An extended case study from the Growing Experience report from the University of Kent School of Computing on how industry links help grow placements.

The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) is an independent, non-profit membership organisation that promotes, supports and develops university-business collaboration.

Watch NCUB CEO David Docherty's interview with former universities and sciences minister David Willetts on his time in office.

This report from NCUB's Professor Graeme Reid draws together some of the arguments and evidence relating to government funding of science and research in the UK, and explores the benefits that come back to taxpayers in return for their investment.

An SME’s Perspective on Academic & Business Collaboration at a Local Level

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