The 2016 edition of our Collaboration Progress Monitor for England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland is published today.

The Monitor draws on collaboration indicators from the higher education-business and community interaction survey (HE-BCI) data on knowledge exchange activities between universities and businesses, published by HEFCE today.

David Docherty, Chief Executive of the National Centre for Universities and Businesses, said:

‘Universities and companies working together is vital for sustaining prosperity after the EU referendum, and it is a powerful indicator of growing collaboration that the latest HEBCI survey shows university engagement with businesses crossing the £1bn mark for the first time. Knowledge exchange is vital and it is obviously working, and the National Centre will continue to work with the Higher Education funding and research councils and its members, to bring down barriers for all firms, particularly small and medium sized companies looking to innovate.’

For further information please contact:

Shivaun Meehan ( 0207 383 8193


Notes to Editors
The National Centre for Universities and Business promotes, develops and supports university-business collaboration across the UK. The National Centre brings together leaders from across higher education and business to tackle issues of shared interest.