Dowling Review: The interview

Dowling Review: The interview

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"I am delighted that government is committed to improving the relationships between UK businesses and its outstanding university research capabilities and honoured to be leading this important review."

Last month the UK’s national academy for engineering announced a call for evidence to enable government to support the development of more effective collaborations between UK business and universities.

Professor Dame Ann Dowling DBE FREng FRS, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering was asked by the Minister for Universities, Science and Cities, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, to lead a review on how the government can support the development of relationships between UK business and UK university researchers.

The review will help businesses and academia to better understand each other's needs, interests and constraints and to develop trusting relationships which will allow them to share long-term strategic plans.

The review will consider the implications for the full spectrum of research disciplines and businesses of different sizes, types and sectors. The findings will advise government on the best course of action to foster these collaborations between industry and academia.

NCUB CEO David Docherty met with Dame Ann Dowling to discuss the review and get a better insight into her thoughts on what the government can do and the future of these relationships across the UK. 

The review is currently calling for evidence: find out more here or get in touch with the Dowling review team

Related pages:

Dowling Review (external link)

Royal Academy of Engineering (external link)

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