NCUB’s annual State of the Relationship report monitors connections between universities and businesses, identifying patterns and trends over time. This annual review is developed to inform the priorities of policy makers and the collaborative practices of universities and businesses.

This report, the tenth edition of the State of the Relationship, presents trend analysis of data on university-business interaction, coupled with reflections from thought leaders and practical case studies. Together, this aims to capture the latest state of play and identify emerging trends. 2023 has challenged policy makers, businesses and universities to reimagine the future, whilst simultaneously battling the immediate headwinds of financial pressure and pandemic recovery.