The Changing State of Business University Interactions in the UK 2005-2021

We are undertaking a large-scale study to understand the extent and nature of industry knowledge exchange interactions with universities and how these have changed or adapted over a sixteen year period.

The research includes a large-scale survey of businesses generating nearly 4000 responses and delivered by the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge. It was aimed at understanding business’ views and experiences working with universities and higher education institutions. With the understanding that university interactions are crucial pillars in driving innovation, productivity and economic growth, this study builds on a series of work covering both academic and business perspectives on UK-Industry knowledge exchange from 2005 to 2021.