International research collaboration - new report

By on 27 June 2016

Topics: creative thinking, innovation

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With rather ironic timing, the Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills released a report last week on international research collaborations.The study critically examined:
  • where UK academics involved in manufacturing research are collaborating
  • why partners from different locations are brought into the collaborations
  • what types of activities academic and industrial partners from different locations perform
  • what factors act as barriers or enablers to making them work

The factors for success make for interesting reading, highlighting a number of crucial issues such as negotiating appropriate IP agreements and levels/restrictions on funding. Particularly relevant to the current EU furore, visas and immigration regulations were also factors mentioned in the results of the survey as potential barriers to successful collaboration.

You can download the report from the IfM’s website.


Cecilia Thirlway

Cecilia Thirlway

I'm interested in everything, but particularly in innovation, technology and intra/entrepreneurship. I can (and will!) chat with anyone, whether in a boardroom, meeting room, classroom or just over a beer. I love finding out about people, ideas and organisations and creating stories to connect them all.

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