Project areas


Through an initial consultation with key stakeholders involved in developing government policies and funding programmes, a number of key project areas were identified, including:

  • Understanding the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the ability of universities to contribute to R&D and innovation through the crisis and into recovery
  • Improving university commercialisation data and metrics for public policy and university practice development
  • International developments in university commercialisation and innovation policies and funding programmes
  • Strengthening partnerships for innovation between universities, businesses and other organisations




Projects in progress


Beyond The Pandemic: Investigating how universities are adapting to major shocks in the innovation landscape and their ability to drive an innovation-led economic recovery post-Covid


Unlocking Insights for UK Policy: Investigating the emergence and development of university spinouts and key factors shaping success


Universities and their functions in innovation systems: a primer for policy






Projects completed


Busting myths and moving forward: UK university approaches to spinout equity (2022)


Innovating in a Crisis: The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on R&D and innovation involving universities and business (2020 - 2022)


Investigating data and methodological issues in first iteration of the Knowledge Exchange Framework (2021)


Improving university data on spinouts: a pilot project (2021)


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