This edition of Spinouts UK looks at the ways in which universities can make the most of their environment: a hot-topic as the KEF and local industrial strategies dominate policy conversations in the sector, both seeking to understand and exploit the dynamics of research, business and locality. Spotlights on Swansea and the MIRA project in the Midlands are both great examples of playing to local strengths.
Easy Access IP is an international initiative supported by universities and research institutions with the aim of increasing knowledge exchange between the research base and industry, particularly small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs). The initiative has the aim of lowering barriers to entry by offering a simplified research licensing agreement.
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.
This document is in the public domain and sourced from http://www.biginnovationcentre.com/publications
The research into how Technology and Innovation Centres generate value by strategically engaging in EU activities has been an open innovation project by excellence.
The report makes recommendations for national and local government, universities, schools, colleges, large corporates and the media to improve the ecosystem for scale-up companies.
The Scale-Up Report on UK Economic Growth by Sherry Coutu CBE is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License and sourced from http://www.scaleupreport.org/
This report looks at the innovative output of world’s top Research and Development (R&D) investors using patents and trademarks as proxy indicators. Essentially descriptive in nature, the study presents statistics about the patent portfolio of companies, and their trademark strategies to launch new products, and looks at the extent to which companies bundle these two forms of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) to protect and appropriate the returns of their knowledge-based assets.