The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB) welcomes the government response to Dame Ann Dowling’s review of business-university research collaboration. 

Dr David Docherty, Chief Executive, National Centre for Universities and Business, said:

“The Dowling Review stressed the importance of opening up opportunities to collaborate with the research base. And in particular stressed that SMEs could reap enormous benefits. Digital platforms are central to modern networking and to helping SMEs and universities to connect to and partner with each other, and we are delighted that, our innovation brokerage platform developed with HEFCE and the Research Councils, is highlighted in the government’s response to the Dowling Review, and we look forward to working with partners to increase the impact of the research base in 2017.”

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About The National Centre for Universities and Business (NCUB)

Inspiring universities and business to work together for growth and prosperity.
As a membership not-for-profit organisation, the National Centre brings together leaders from across higher education and business to tackle issues of shared interest.

konfer, helps business find and connect to research and innovation opportunities in UK universities It links to research, facilities, academics and sites from every university in the UK.

The National Centre contributed to the Dowling review by analysing 297 recommendations from previous reviews on business-university collaboration. You can read the government’s response in full here.

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