Andrew Basu-McGowan, Policy Lead for Innovation and Place

Andrew Basu-McGowan, Policy Lead for Innovation and Place

As NCUB’s Policy Lead for Innovation and Place, Andrew leads on the design and delivery of our innovation, research and place agendas.

Andrew Basu-McGowanAndrew is a former civil servant who has worked in central Government across a wide range of subjects, including research and innovation, science policy, university participation in economic growth, SME funding and finance opportunities, European and international research partnerships including work at the European Commission, and Ministerial private office.

Between 2016 and March 2019, Andrew was also Head of Policy for the Smart Specialisation Hub, co-delivered by NCUB and the Knowledge Transfer Network.


NCUB Blogs by Andrew:

Refreshing how we think about interaction through HE-BCI


Firing the starting gun on Local Industrial Strategies


New direction for knowledge exchange funding announced


The 2.4% target: challenging or unambitious?


Higher Education Innovation Funding allocations for 2019/2020


Our top five asks of the new PM and his incoming Government


NCUB submits response to Knowledge Exchange Concordat consultation


Stronger together


NCUB responds to Adrian Smith call for evidence


Responding to CBI release on R&D target


The Knowledge Exchange Concordat consultation: a critical piece of the puzzle


End of an era for Smart Specialisation Hub


Building resilience, preserving value: Brexit and university-business interaction


NCUB responds to the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) consultation


Supporting and Recognising Higher Education - Business and Community Interactions


What is HE-BCI and why could it be refreshed?


Smart Specialisation Hub Conference: place-based innovation on the agenda


On-the-whistle Budget blog


An update on the new Strength in Places Fund for NCUB members


Smart Specialisation Hub: Deepening and Broadening Data


A new phase for the Smart Specialisation Hub


Skills gaps and localism – the role of universities


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