Advertisement

The Journal of Technology Transfer

, Volume 25, Issue 2, pp 205–211 | Cite as

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

  • Razak Grady
  • John Pratt
Article

Abstract

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.

Keywords

High Education Economic Growth Development Programme Technology Transfer Strong Link 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Bower, D.J., 1992, Company and Campus Partnership, Routledge.Google Scholar
  2. Department for Education and Employment (DfEE), 1998, ‘University for Industry: Engaging People in Learning for Life‘, DfEE Publications.Google Scholar
  3. European Commission, 1996, Innovation and Technology Transfer, Vol. 4/96, European Commission.Google Scholar
  4. European Commission, 1997, ‘The First Action Plan for Innovation in Europe‘, European Commission.Google Scholar
  5. Grady, A. and M. Locke, 1997, ‘The Progress of Technology Transfer and the Channel of International Education‘, Industry and Higher Education 11(5), 278-286.Google Scholar
  6. Lindblom, C.E., 1958, ‘The Science of Muddling Through‘, Public Admin Review 19, 79-88.Google Scholar
  7. Mackenzie, I. and R.R. Jones, 1985, ‘Universities and Industry‘, Report No. 213, London: The Economist Publications Ltd.Google Scholar
  8. McKinsey and Company, 1992, ‘A McKinsey Report for the Prince of Wales Award for Innovation‘, McKinsey and Company Inc.Google Scholar
  9. National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education, 1997, ‘Higher Education in the Learning Society: Report of the National Committee‘, HMSO.Google Scholar
  10. Office of Science and Technology, 1993, ‘Realising Our Potential: A Strategy for Science, Engineering and Technology‘, cm 2250, HMSO.Google Scholar
  11. Patel, K., 1997, ‘Science Parks Life Booming’, The Times Higher Education Supplement, March 7, p. 4.Google Scholar
  12. Phillips, G., 1989, ‘Innovation and Technology Transfer in Japan and Europe: Industry-Academic Interactions‘, Routledge.Google Scholar
  13. Robson, E., 1998, ‘TCS in Action: Three Case Histories, Introduction’, Industry and Higher Education 12(1), 42-43.Google Scholar
  14. The Times Higher Education Supplement, 1997, The Times Supplement Ltd., July 25.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2000

Authors and Affiliations

  • Razak Grady
    • 1
  • John Pratt
    • 2
  1. 1.Thames Gateway Technology CentreUniversity of East London, Docklands CampusLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Centre for Institutional StudiesUniversity of East London, Maryland HouseLondonUnited Kingdom

Personalised recommendations