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University Industry Linkages and UK Science and Innovation Policy


  • Alan Hughes


This paper assesses the current nature of university-industry links in the UK and US using the recent unique IPC-CBR innovation benchmarking survey of the UK and the US. It argues for a more diverse approach to the complex nature of university-industry links than is currently the case. The paper in addition provides a brief overview of SET policy in the UK locating university-industry links within the overall UK policy framework. It argues for a greater degree of coordination of existing policy levers rather than new initiatives and for an effective use of public procurement in relation to SET policy.

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  • Alan Hughes, 2006. "University Industry Linkages and UK Science and Innovation Policy," Working Papers wp326, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge.
  • Handle: RePEc:cbr:cbrwps:wp326
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    1. Haeussler, Carolin, 2011. "Information-sharing in academia and the industry: A comparative study," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 40(1), pages 105-122, February.
    2. Federica Rossi & Annalisa Caloffi & Margherita Russo, 2013. "Networked by design: Can policy constraints support the development of capabilities for collaborative innovation?," Management Working Papers 5, Birkbeck Department of Management, revised Jul 2013.
    3. Sauer, Thomas & Stoetzer, Matthias-Wolfgang & Gerlach, Andrea, 2007. "Spatial localization of knowledge-transfer channels and face-to-face contacts: A survey of the Jena university-industry linkages," Jena Contributions to Economic Research 2007,4, University of Applied Sciences Jena, Department of Business Administration.
    4. Ilie Livia & Horobet Alexandra & Bondrea Ioan, 2014. "Building Partnerships Between Businesses And Romanian Universities: A New Strategic Approach," Balkan Region Conference on Engineering and Business Education, De Gruyter Open, vol. 1(1), pages 199-202, August.

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    Science and Technology Policy; University Industry Links; UK-US comparisons;

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