Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

In addition to providing insights on topics that sit at the heart of our modern collaborative world, NCUB events act as networking opportunities that encourage leaders from universities, businesses and government to interact and have their voices heard.

autumn events 700x275

At the National Centre, we aim to break down the barriers between key figures from universities and businesses, allowing you to network, share your expertise and perspectives, and find new ways to collaborate, feeding into public policy.

To suggest topics for future events, programmes, research or reports, or for any questions, please email events@ncub.co.uk.

State of the Relationship 2020 Report launch

Please register to attend NCUB’s State of the Relationship Report 2020 launch event where you will hear from a panel business and university leaders.

The aim of this event is to launch the State of the Relationship Report 2020 – NCUB's annual assessment of the state of collaboration between universities and businesses. For more information see here.

When: Monday 14th December 2020 at 11am-12.30pm

Register: Please register for the webinar using this link.

Contact: sor@ncub.co.uk


NCUB Round the Table with Graeme Reid and Ed Crawley

Grab a coffee or tea and come and join us for a conversation between colleagues and friends Prof Graeme Reid and Prof Ed Crawley. This afternoon chat will be exploring the interesting and eventful career of Prof Crawley, who recently published the book Universities as Engines of Economic Development: Making Knowledge Exchange Work. The event will take place on Tuesday 15th December 2020, 4pm-5pm GMT. It will take the form of an online webinar and question and answer session on Zoom hosted by NCUB. 

Professor Ed Crawley:
Ed Crawley is the Ford Professor of Engineering at MIT. He has extensive experience working internationally in the interface between universities and business. His preceding career includes being the founding president of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow and working in close consultation with the British Government on issues of science and innovation policy.

Professor Graeme Reid, Strategic Adviser at NCUB:
Alongside his strategic advisory role at NCUB, Professor Graeme Reid is Chair of Science and Research Policy at University College London. Graeme was specialist advisor to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee during their extensive inquiries into Brexit. He and Sir Adrian Smith advised the Science Minister on future frameworks for international collaboration in R&D.

When: Tuesday 15th December 2020, 4pm-5pm GMT

Register: Please register for the webinar using this link.

Contact: Katarina.Kappi@ncub.co.uk

About our signature events:


NCUB roundtables provide a forum for members to explore and discuss current topics, drawing on their unique expertise.

  • Click here for previous roundtables

Report Launches

NCUB publications work to build the evidence base for university-business collaboration. Our report launch events present the results of our research, task forces and projects to our members. These events allow us to communicate our independent and trusted findings and foster debate through speeches, expert panels and discussions.

  • Click here for NCUB reports
  • Click here for previous report launches

Chair’s Reception

The Annual NCUB Chair’s Reception gives fresh insight into the direction of the National Centre and allows a unique mix of senior business and university leaders to network.

  • Click here for previous Chair’s Receptions

Annual Lecture

The Annual Lecture is given each year by a university or business leader, exploring the university-business relationship, and includes an interactive Q&A session with the invited audience.

Past speakers have included Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, former Vice Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, speaking on business-university partnerships for a globally-competitive UK; Gavin Patterson, Chief Executive of the BT Group, discussing global innovation and the role that UK universities play, Ruby McGregor-Smith, former CEO of Mitie, speaking on women in leadership, and Sky COO and CFO Andrew Griffith exploring what academia and business can learn from each other.

  • Click here for past Annual Lectures


To learn more about the benefits of being part of the NCUB network, browse our Membership pages or contact our Membership Team.


Expand for more