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The music researchers time travelling through sound

Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Dr James Cook and Dr Kenny McAlpine’s collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland connects listeners with history and paves the way for virtual reality performance. Imagine being in the crowd during Jimi Hendrix’s legendary 1969 Woodstock set or watching a choir perform for Scotland’s King James IV in the 16th-century. 

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The Learning Scientist using tech to add magic to education

Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Teacher turned researcher and education technology entrepreneur, Dr Andrew Manches believes the academic community must work more with industry to ensure EdTech lives up to its potential. Estimates suggest global sales of ‘EdTech’ products will reach $342 billion by 2025. However, the idea of technology in schools is still controversial.

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Relationships opened new doors for Edinburgh College of Art Professor

Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Remo Pedreschi’s 15-year industry collaboration has led to significant improvements in safety and security in Scottish social housing. Built to offer brighter futures for families in the post-war years, by the 1980s a large number of social housing developments in Scotland had become synonymous with deprivation and crime.

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The purpose-driven Bristol researcher advocating for employee ownership

Case Study from the University of Bristol: Dr Malu Villela Garcia is developing a blueprint to put workforces in charge and make companies more inclusive, sustainable and accountable. Employee ownership is growing in popularity. According to the Employee Ownership Association, more than 370 UK companies are now wholly or significantly owned, directly or indirectly, by their workforce.

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Creative partnership helps anthropologist share forgotten Second World War stories

Case Study from the University of Edinburgh: Professor Tobias Kelly’s collaboration with National Museums Scotland has shaped his research on Britain’s conscientious objectors and allowed him to share this work with a whole new audience. If you had just half a page of paper to explain a decision that could cause you to be shunned by your community or even imprisoned, what would you write?

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The research managing anxiety through music and movement

Case Study from the University of Nottingham: Dr Xenia Pestova Bennett is using her performance expertise to help Midlands workers and school children deal with stress and anxiety. From an early age, most of us have felt the pressure to fit in at school and achieve good grades. As we reach adulthood, these pressures give way to stresses and anxieties about aspects of our lives such as relationships, work and finances.

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Business School researchers’ sustainable menu tool gives caterers food for thought

Case Study from the University of Edinburgh:  A review of UK school meals’ carbon footprint wrote the recipe for a new solution to count the environmental cost of what is on our plates. After becoming the first in the world to declare a climate emergency, in 2019 the UK Government committed to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 – a sharp increase on the 80 per cent reduction target set by the 2008 Climate Change Act.

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Best of Both Worlds - Guide to Business-University Collaboration (2015)

This report from the CBI set out to help businesses understand how to get the best from opportunities offered by universities, whether through collaboration, skills or other forms of innovation support. As well as advice and tips, it includes case studies drawn from CBI business and university members. 


Collaborate to innovate - How business can work with universities to generate knowledge and drive innovation

This report discusses how to unlock and stimulate different forms of collaborations between universities and businesses, by drawing on a survey of 200 businesses, and in-depth interviews with 14 companies.

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