Impact of Covid-19

There is growing evidence that Covid-19 has impacted business innovation activities and on the ability of universities to contribute to innovation.

The response to the Covid-19 health crisis highlighted the critical importance of productive and effective partnerships between companies, universities, research institutes, public sector agencies, hospitals, charities and others in developing innovative solutions to very urgent problems. Looking forward, such innovation-driven partnerships must be at the heart of approaches to driving economic recoveries and renewal from the pandemic at the global, national and local level.

NCUB is working collaboratively with the University Commercialisation and Innovation Policy Evidence Unit at the University of Cambridge to understand the impact of Covid-19 on innovation and the wider lessons that can be learnt from the crisis.