The State of the Relationship is NCUB’s Flagship Report and is commissioned by UK Research and Innovation. The State of the Relationship 2021 report is the eighth edition of report. The report showcases the strength and diversity of collaborations across the UK and provides an updated assessment of the metrics on collaboration between universities and business.

In this report we include the Collaboration Progress Monitor (CPM), a bespoke tool tracking progress in UK university-business collaboration and we also feature articles from university and business leaders from across the UK.