University-industry partnerships and open innovation implementation: Key developments and experiences from the University of Cambridge

Tim Minshall - University of Cambridge
Letizia Mortara - University of Cambridge
Tomas Ulrichsen - University of Cambridge


This paper analyses the relationships of one UK-­based research-­intensive university with a number of leading multinational firms at different points along parallel processes of organisational development. From this, we have identified approaches used and problems encountered at different stages, and drawn lessons that can support corporate and university decision makers in establishing and managing successful partnerships. 


Keywords: University-Industry partnerships, open innovation, University of Cambridge


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