Hosted by NCUB, a Research England/London universities group has launched a report commissioned from SQW that examines and compares university entrepreneurial ecosystems in the UK and in wider Europe.

This provides additional insights to our previous US/UK ecosystem comparison study. Research England takes three main messages from European perspectives:

  • Ecosystems are diverse but we can learn from international best practice – and share learning from our areas of strength.
  • Building a high-quality ecosystem requires attention to a range of conditions and factors. The UK is regarded as strong on access to finance, for example, but we can learn from Europe on the distinctive talent developments needed for entrepreneurial ecosystems.
  • Big national regulatory levers – implementation of Bayh Dole in USA for example – don’t achieve much without attention to these details.