Industrial Engagement of University Research

Luukkonen TerttuThomas Duncan A.

This brief is about changing expectations on publicly-funded university researchers to contribute to socio-economic goals primarily through commercialisation, such as the creation of spin-out companies. Based on our research in the UK and Finland we argue that this kind of ’commercialisation’ is only one, often minor, aspect of how researchers and their research in reality engage in industry such that a more nuanced treatment of the wide variety of ’engagement’ approaches could lead to more effective science and research policies. This brief draws on different data sources, but mostly on the UNI project, funded by Tekes innovation research programme.

Publication info

Series
ETLA Muistio - ETLA Brief 20
Date
19.12.2013
ISSN
2323-2463, 2323-2463
Pages
8
Availability
Available
Language
English