NCUB have collaborated with University Alliance and Innovate UK on this joint booklet looking at the vital role university research plays in building our economic success.

The UK’s rich and diverse ecosystem of world-leading research and innovation is a key driver of growth and productivity. At the heart of this, and underpinning the Industrial Strategy, sits a world class research base, examples of which are highlighted in this booklet:

  • The HE sector generated £73 billion – Alliance universities have an impact of £10 billion
  • The UK ranks as the 3rd most innovative country in the world and 2nd for Business-University collaboration
  • £376 million generated from graduate start-ups – Alliance universities generated 44% of this