NCUB/UCI's “Innovating during a crisis” report launch

NCUB/UCI's “Innovating during a crisis” report launch

UCI/NCUB’s “Innovating during a Crisis” report launch event took place on 4 February 2021.

You can download a copy of the event recording here.

To read the Covid University Survey see here.


The aim of this event is to launch the “Innovating during a crisis” survey reports. The reports investigate the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability of universities and firms to continue to collaborate and drive innovation through the crisis. They also explore what further government action could be taken to ensure universities are able to play an active role in driving the economic recovery. The reports present the findings from surveys undertaken in Autumn 2020 by the new University Commercialisation and Innovation Policy Evidence Unit at the University of Cambridge and NCUB of universities and firms, developed as part of the request from UKRI for NCUB to establish and deliver the R&D Collaboration Taskforce.

The “Innovating during a crisis” launch event will take place on 4 February from 10:00-11:00am. It will take the form of an online webinar and question and answer session on Zoom hosted by NCUB. To register your attendance please visit here.

If you have any questions regarding the event please do not hesitate to get in touch at .

Agenda: The Agenda is provisional and subject to change


Welcome remarks: Joe Marshall


Report overview: Tomas Coates Ulrichsen


Report overview: Zakaria Ismail


Response: Alice Frost


Response: Ric Parker


Q&A: Facilitated by Graeme Reid


Closing remarks: Graeme Reid


Event close

Why should you attend?

This webinar will bring together experts from government, business and universities to discuss the findings of the two reports:

There will also be a chance to ask questions to the panel.

Who should attend?

This event is open to all and free to attend. It will be of interest to NCUB members and also those with an interest in university-business collaboration and research and development. It will also be of interest to policymakers.


  • Graeme Reid, Strategic Adviser to the National Centre for Universities and Business (Chair)
  • Alice Frost, Director of Knowledge Exchange at Research England
  • Professor Ric Parker CBE, FREng, Former Director of Research and Technology, Rolls-Royce Group
  • Tomas Coates Ulrichsen, Director, Policy Evidence Unit for University Commercialisation and Innovation, University of Cambridge
  • Zakaria Ismail, Place Research Analyst at NCUB
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