Our areas of focus

Research and innovation

We shape the collaborative landscape in the UK to ensure that businesses leverage and support the research and innovation capabilities of the UK's universities.

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People, skills and talent

We ensure that the UK's universities are delivering the skills that businesses require against a fast changing technological and market landscape.

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Stronger places

We work with national drivers behind the devolution agenda, looking at the different ways localities are choosing to inhabit it, and how that agenda is shaped moving forwards.

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Collaboration insights

We review and analyse evolving trends in university and business collaboration, monitor progress and showcase examples and achievements.

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We bring our members together to unlock innovation and to harness talent across the UK

NCUB membership offers fantastic opportunities for universities and businesses to interact, expand their networks and develop closer cross-sector working relationships.

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How we work

Our strategic, cross-sector network linking universities, business and government provides the platform for our members to engage on areas of opportunity.

We’re their trusted expert, driven by data. We’re innovators, developing our digital portfolio and analytics expertise so partnerships we initiate are more meaningful and insightful. Our relationships with UKRI and government mean we’re a voice of influence and our members’ views are heard.

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Membership for Universities

Membership for Universities

Our strategic, cross-sector network linking universities with business and government provides a trusted, dynamic and creative environment for our members to engage on areas of opportunity.

  • Invitations to UK-wide thought-leadership events
  • A place at the table on strategic Taskforces
  • Access to unique insights reports & briefings
  • Influence and input into policy recommendations
  • An invitation to sit on the NCUB’s Leadership Council
  • Supported access to our digital innovation brokerage tool konfer
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Membership for Businesses

Membership for Businesses

Our strategic, cross-sector network linking businesses with universities and government provides a trusted, dynamic and collaborative environment for our members to engage on areas of opportunity. Interaction with NCUB’s university members provides access to ground-breaking research and unique insights.

  • Invitations to UK-wide thought-leadership events
  • A seat at the table on strategic Taskforces and advisory groups
  • Access to unique insights reports & briefings
  • Influence and input into policy recommendations
  • An invitation to sit on the NCUB’s Leadership Council
  • Supported access to our digital innovation brokerage tool konfer
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