This guide, a collaboration between CBI and Middlesex University, is designed to help businesses which are interested in establishing or further developing collaborative relationships with universities in support of their research and innovation work or to support the development of the higher-level skills of their current and future employees.

The guide shows how:

  • Links with universities give firms a competitive edge
  • Universities play a vital part in the innovation
  • Ecosystem
  • Research and innovation partnerships come in many forms
  • Collaboration can also help win the ‘war for talent’