Survey on Industry-University Collaborations

Industry/University research collaborations are of growing significance to innovation agendas. A transdisciplinary research team are conducting a survey as part of a 10-year longitudinal study into issues/obstacles around collaborative partnering such as cost, time and dynamics associated with negotiating contracts.  Stakeholder opinions will help us understand research collaborations and whether common legal and project agreement issues have persisted over the last decade – as well as possible solutions or assistance that might be developed collectively to facilitate outcomes.  

While the UK has made great strides in both innovation policy and partnerships, Australia still finds the issue of university-industry collaboration a challenging one. We are keen to seek stakeholders’ views in jurisdictions such as the UK where university-industry partnerships are flourishing.

The survey seeks your views in relation to: 
(1) common legal and project agreement issues encountered in forming research collaborations; and
(2) improving the ability of researchers and industry to engage in collaborative research

Participation in the survey is anonymous and will take approximately 15 minutes to complete.  Survey results will be reported by way of journal publication(s), participants may also elect to receive a plain English summary of results.

Please follow the link to the survey:

The deadline to complete this survey is 5 pm U.S. Eastern Standard Time on 19 October 2018.

Further information about the project is available from:

Prof Julie-Anne Tarr, Professor, Business School, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, P: +61 3138 2880, E: 

Dr Amanda-Jane George PhD, LLB, LLM, Senior Lecturer, Law Program, Central Queensland University, Australia, P: +61 3023 4120,  E: