UCI Publications & Resources

This section provides access to UCI publications and other resources that may be of value to the university commercialisation and innovation community.

UCI Policy Evidence Unit articles and reports

 

Reports

 

 2021 Effects of Covid on Universities

Innovating During a Crisis: The Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on How Universities Contribute to Innovation (2021)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2021_Unis_Covid_reportLaunch

The Effects of the Covid-19 Pandemic on How Universities Contribute to Innovation: UCI/NCUB launch event presentation (2021)

 Tomas Ulrichsen

 

 

Articles and opinion pieces

 

 

Opinion Piece: Beyond the Pandemic: Put universities at the heart of an innovation-led recovery (2020)

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2020_SoRUlrichsen

COVID-19 and the resilience of university-business collaborations (2020)

(published in NCUB State of the Relationship 2020)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 

 

 

 

Other UCI-relevant articles and reports

 

The reports below were produced by members of the UCI Policy Evidence Unit team prior to the Unit's creation in 2020. They may be of interest to the university commercialisation and innovation community.

 

Higher Education Innovation Fund

 

The following papers were developed to provide evidence on the function and impact of the flagship Higher Education Innovation Fund managed and allocated by Research England (formerly the Higher Education Funding Council for England). HEIF provides a critical funding stream to support all aspects of knowledge exchange from English Higher Education Institutions.

 

 2009_HEIFEval

Evaluation of the effectiveness and role of HEFCE/OSI third stream funding (2009)

 

PACEC (Barry Moore and Tomas Ulrichsen) and the University of Cambridge Centre for Business Research (Alan Hughes)

 2014_HEIFImpacts

Knowledge Exchange Performance and the Impact of HEIF in the English Higher Education Sector (2014)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2015_HEIFImpacts

Assessing the Economic Impacts of the Higher Education Innovation Fund: a Mixed-Method Quantitative Assessment (2015)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2016_IncomeProxy

Allocating HEIF: the suitability of knowledge exchange income as a proxy for outcome performance (2016)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2018_HEIFUplift

The Case for a Substantial Increase in HEIF Funding (2018)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2019_KEFunding24World

The Requirement for Public Funding for University Knowledge Exchange to Deliver the 2.4% R&D Target (2019)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2019_OfS_KEEval

Assessing the impacts of student-focused knowledge exchange funding (2019)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2020_HEIFImpacts

Assessing the Gross Additional Impacts of the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF): An update for the period 2015/16 – 2018/19 (2020)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 

The development of place-based R&D funding in the UK 

 

The following papers are the outputs of a 2018-19 project by the Centre for Science, Technology and Innovation Policy for UK Research and Innovation looking at how they can develop effective place-based research and innovation funding programmes to help reduce the significant spatial disparities in economic performance across the UK. The project brought together academic experts from different academic perspectives to review the latest evidence and insights, and reflect on implications for government research and innovation funding agencies.

 

 2020_InnovatingPlaces

Innovating Places: Investing in Local Research and Innovation to Build Local Industrial Capabilities to Enhance Local Economic Benefits (2020)

Overview Report

 

Tomas Ulrichsen and Eoin O'Sullivan

 2020_Places_Hughes

Value Chains, Systems Thinking and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy: Implications for place-based policy development in the UK (2019)

 

Alan Hughes and Tomas Ulrichsen

 2020_Places_McCann

UK Research and Innovation: A Place-Based Shift? (2019)

 

Philip McCann

 2020_Places_Kitson

Innovation Policy and Place: A Critical Assessment (2019)

 

Michael Kitson

 2020_Places_Best

Industrial capabilities, innovation and place (2019)

 

Michael H. Best

 

 

Knowledge Exchange Metrics and the Knowledge Exchange Framework

 

The following report was developed to provide inputs to the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) Technical Advisory Group. It develops the clusters of Higher Education Institutions that underpins the comparative benchmarking element of the KEF.

 

 2018_KEFClusters

Knowledge Exchange Framework Metrics: A Cluster Analysis of Higher Education Institutions (2018)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2012_USMetrics

Measuring University-Business Links in the United States (2014)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen, Alan Hughes, and Barry Moore

 

Intellectual property commercialisation

 

The following report was developed to support the review of university-investor links by Mike Rees for Research England. It brings together various data sources on university spinouts and explores performance. It also reviews what we know about the key factors shaping the success of university spinouts.

 

 2019_Spinouts

Developing University Spinouts in the UK: Key trends in spinout activity, investments and investor involvement (2019)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 

University-industry partnership building

 

The following reports provide evidence on various aspects of building university-industry partnerships.

 

 

 2019_OxfordUIDP

Developing University-Industry Partnerships Fit for the Future: Key insights and issues emerging from the Oxford UIDP Summit 2019

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2014 Strategic Partnerships

Building Long Term Strategic University-Industry Partnerships: Lessons and effective practices from UK and US experiences (2015)

Full report

 

Tomas Ulrichsen and Eoin O’Sullivan

 2014_UISPExecSumm

Building Long Term Strategic University-Industry Partnerships: Lessons and effective practices from UK and US experiences (2014)

Summary findings

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

 2018_Strategic Partnerships Value

How do large companies benefit from strategic partnerships with universities? Developing and testing a novel framework

 

Tomas Ulrichsen and Eoin O’Sullivan

 2015_WOIC_Cambridge

University-Industry Partnerships and Open Innovation: Key developments and experiences from the University of Cambridge (2015)

 

Tim Minshall, Letizia Mortara and Tomas Ulrichsen

 2016_IMRCs

The Nature, Location and Functioning of International Research Collaborations: A study of manufacturing research (2016)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen and Charles Featherston

 

Universities, innovation, and the organisation of knowledge exchange support

 

The following papers and reports explore issues around the organisation of knowledge exchange support within universities.

 

 2017_Bologna

Building Universities into Strategic Innovation System Actors: Exploring Transitions and Organisational-Level Support at the University of Cambridge, 1996-2015 (2017)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen, Tim Minshall and Letizia Mortara

 2015_UlrichsenSoR

Revisiting the innovation and economic development engines of universities (2015)

(published in the NCUB State of the Relationship Report 2015)

 

Tomas Ulrichsen

   

 

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