The fourth annual report on the State of the Relationship between universities, business and policy makers provides examples of university business partnerships from National Centre members and funders.

This publication includes updated metrics on progress in collaboration between universities, business and government:

  • Investment in university business collaboration from both foreign sources and domestic companies is growing
  • Industry income for knowledge exchange activities (excluding licensing) received by universities increased by 4.5% in real terms – £906m in 2014 to £947m
  • Postgraduate employment and commercialisation activities are also growing
  • The size of average deals with businesses, small and large, is holding