The UK Technology Transfer System: Calls for Stronger Links Between Higher Education and Industry

Authors: Grady, R.1; Pratt, J.2

Source: The Journal of Technology Transfer, Volume 25, Number 2, June 2000 , pp. 205-211(7)

Publisher: Springer

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Links between higher education and industry are of vital economic importance. These links provide the environment for innovation and technology transfer and are crucial for sustaining competitiveness, reinventing organisations, creating new businesses, fighting unemployment, and accelerating development programmes. Recently, Britain realised its deficiencies in the areas of education and technology, and major efforts are being made to enhance its international competitiveness. The most recent proposal is for the establishment of a “University for Industry.” This article discusses the background in which the development of links between higher education and industry and the University for Industry will be made.

Document Type: Regular Paper

Affiliations: 1: Thames Gateway Technology Centre, University of East London, Docklands Campus, 4 University Way, Off Royal Albert Way, London E16 2RD, United Kingdom 2: Centre for Institutional Studies, University of East London, Maryland House, Manbey Park Road, London E15 1EY, United Kingdom

Publication date: June 1, 2000

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