The Republic of Engagement

Report Title: Is the British Economy constrained?

Published: 10/08/10



Drawing on a unique set of surveys of academics funded by the Engineering and Physical
Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), this report explores changes in the way academics
engage with industry in the UK between 2004 and 2009. Although there are new and
increasing pressures for academics to engage with industry, the nature and extent of
this industry engagement remains an area of choice for individual academics. This report
documents how academics’ perceive working with industry and explores how academics
manage and integrate these activities with their research and teaching efforts. It also
examines the entrepreneurial efforts of UK academics. In doing so, it offers lessons for policy.

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