Universities and Business: Strengthening the Partnership

31 May 2017

Edinburgh & Lothians

Venue: The Law Society, Atria One, 144 Morrison St, Edinburgh

Time: 09:15 to 15:30

Scotland generates the most university- based research within the UK as a whole, demonstrating the strength of the university sector. However, the NCUB’s final Task Force report published in 2016, highlights that spending by business in this area is still significantly lower than across the rest of the UK. Scotland’s universities must continue to develop innovative ways to provide the optimum environment to transform and work in partnership with businesses, creating more jobs and contributing to economic growth. 

What more can be done to harness the partnership between universities and business to ensure Scotland’s international reputation in world-class research and higher education is maintained and enhanced?

Join this Holyrood event to gain an up to date briefing on the latest policy developments impacting research and innovation in universities and businesses. This event will offer the opportunity to explore the latest measures and recommendations to help strengthen the partnership between universities and business as well as examples of good practice of effective collaboration.

Key issues to be addressed:

  • The latest policy priorities and developments in research and innovation
  • Different models, opportunities and options for exploring innovation and enterprise
  • Examples of good practice that can help Scotland's universities and industry to lead in creating sustainable innovation and sustainability.

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635