Ecosystem Builders Outputs
- Published: Friday, 28 February 2020 06:00
- Written by National Centre for Universities and Business
The outputs of stage one of the "Entrepreneurial University Ecosystems" project are:
- Report of the steering group, together with supporting documents from SQW consultants:
The steering group has agreed conceptual models of an entrepreneurial ecosystem that will be tested in later stages of the project.
In addition, the steering group considered the scale and range of the challenge of conducting a deep dive evidence collection on the London ecosystem. Before the Covid-19 pandemic they agreed to conduct scoping studies to mitigate some risks and expand understanding of issues and methodologies in advance of commissioning a deep dive.
The steering group is currently reviewing next steps on the project in the light of the current Covid 19 crisis and recovery, which may affect both approaches to take forward the work and its goals. This page will be updated in due course with more information.
Since the end of stage one, the group has continued to progress plans to inform its work through comparisons and dialogue with other entrepreneurial ecosystems and ecosystem builders overseas. The steering group commissioned SQW consultants to inform their approach through providing a framework to help identify comparators, as well as some very initial suggestions of ecosystem matches. The summary report of the work is available here:
- Towards the development of a framework for identifying comparable entrepreneurial-university ecosystems in the UK and USA
Plans for face to face dialogue with international comparators have now been moved to 2021.
For further information and to provide feedback please contact: KEpolicy@re.ukri.org.