Growing appetite for university-industry collaborations

By Holly Else Universities are now “hungrier” to work with industry than they have been in the past, according to a man who builds links between academia and industry for a major pharmaceutical company. Malcolm Skingle, director of academic liaison at GlaxoSmithKline, said that the change has been helped along by the research excellence framework’s impact agenda. Academics are now incentivised to engage with industry, he added. “If academics do not become more business-like and business does not become more academic in nature, both will cease in providing any real benefits to society.” Read the entire article here: http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/growing-appetite-for-university-industry-collaborations/2012104.article

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